Mass Sterilization of Laboratory-Reared Drosophila melanogaster1 with Residues of Tepa2,3
Authors: MASON, HORATIO C.; BALOCK, JOHN W.; SMITH, FLOYD F.; GUEST, RICHARD T.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 3, June 1973 , pp. 753-756(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:In 1967, ahout 70 million unsexed adult Drosophila Melanogaster Meigen were exposed to residues of tepa that had been applied at 24dosage levels ranging from 400 to 1333 mg/m2. Residues at levels of 776 and 804 mg/m2 were about equally and highly effective in sterilizing female D, melanogaster; they also were more effective than residues at lower levels and usually as effective as residues at higher levels. Exposed females appeared to have a somewhat shorter lifespan than unexposed females at about 2 weeks or more past treatment.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1973
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