sterile insect technique

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ster·ile in·sect tech·nique

a technique used to control or eradicate insect pests or vectors, using induction by irradiation of dominant lethality in the chromosomes of the released insects.
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Developing the sterile insect technique for Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): influence of radiation dose and release ratio on fruit damage and population growth in field cages.
Although wild flies from a recently established strain were used in the current study, the results have potential relevance to the implementation of the sterile insect technique in controlling infestations of Z.
Proposal of vector control by sterile insect technique
The sterile insect technique was first used to control the screwworm fly in the southern United States and other areas.
An example of this is Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).
These include Sequential Aerosol Technique (SAT) and Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).
The meeting aims to contributing in assessing the feasibility of sterile insect technique (SIT) of the integrated management of Screw-Worm Fly control in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Impact of Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes that integrate the Sterile Insect Technique.
From many control strategies, sterile insect technique stand out because its design affects parasite reproductive efficiency through induction of dominant lethal mutations on DNA inside male germ cells producing non viable offspring.
ARS entomologist James Carpenter, in the Crop Protection and Management Research Unit in Tifton, Georgia, has been studying use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to establish a barrier along the U.
Sterile insect technique (SIT)--The SIT relies on the production of large numbers of the target insect in specialised production centres, the sterilisation of the males (or sometimes both sexes), and the sustained and systematic release of the sterile males over the target area in numbers large enough in relation to the wild male population to out-compete them for wild females.