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Genetic Method for Separation of Males and Females of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata, Based on Pupal Color Dimorphism for Mass-Rearing Applications

  • C. Caceres
  • J. Walder
  • S. Venicio
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Abstract

The genetic-sexing lines characterized by sexual dimorphism based on puparium pigmentation are considered as an effective mechanism for sexual separation in insects (Rossler, 1979) In large-scale SIT programs for the control/eradication of the Mediterranean Fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), the application of such a genetic mechanism is related to the reduction of sterilization costs, handling, packing, though rearing costs remain unchanged (Busch-Petersen and Kafu, 1989). Furthermore, an optimization of the technology under field conditions can be expected (Robinson et al., 1986).

Keywords

Sexual Dimorphism Sugarcane Bagasse Aberrant Phenotype Ceratitis Capitata Line Stock 
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  • C. Caceres
  • J. Walder
  • S. Venicio

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