Tobacco Budworms:1 Sterilization, Sexual Competitiveness, and Sperm Transfer of Moths Reared from Eggs Irradiated with 60Co2
Authors: WOLFENBARGER, DAN A.; GUERRA, A. A.; ROBINSON, S. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 5, October 1973 , pp. 1067-1070(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Heliothis virscens (F.) moths, reared from eggs that were exposed to 1,2, or 4 krad of gamma irradiation when they were 1,2, or 3 days old, were partially sterilized: fertility was reduced as much as 82%. Both sexes of moths reared from eggs that had been irradiated with 4 krad at 2 days of age were sexually competitive with untreated moths; however, sperm transfer was adversely affected.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1973
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