Engineered genetic sterility of pest insects
In the light of increasing pesticides resistance in agricultural pests and in insect vectors of human diseases, leading to the rise in occurrence of mosquito-borne diseases, new, efficient and environmentally friendly methods of pest control are needed.
Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), relying on mass releases of radiation sterilised males to reduce reproductive potential of target pest populations, although not new, offers an alternative to the use of pesticides and is an environmen...Expand abstract
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