Sexual Competition of Gamma-Sterilized Male Cowpea Weevils

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Abstract:

Use of gamma radiation for control of stored-product insects has received increased emphasis during the last 5 years. Cornwell et al. (1966) suggested that by sterilizing a resident population, some measure of protection against reinfestation by the same species of insect could be obtained. One of the criteria for success of this technique is that gamma-sterilized males compete favorably with normal males.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

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