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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A recent manual (FAO/IAEA/USDA 2014) on quality control of mass-reared, sterile males used in fruit fly sterile insect technique specifies acceptable levels of performance for certain parameters (e.g., flight ability, mating competitiveness).
Proposal of vector control by sterile insect technique
Use of the Sterile Insect Technique against Aedes albopictus in Italy: First Results of a Pilot Trial, pp.
The sterile insect technique was first used to control the screwworm fly in the southern United States and other areas.
Sterile Insect Technique
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).
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.S.