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Genetic control of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae

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The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, (Rossi) (Diptera:Tephritidae), is a key pest of olive crops. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environmentally benign and species-specific method of pest control, aiming to reduce the reproductive potential of a wild population through the mass-release of sterile insects. Previous olive fly SIT trials, involving the release of gamma-ray sterilised mixed-sex populations, achieved limited success. Key problems included altered diurnal ma...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Role:
Author

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2013-10-23

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