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Development of genetic control methods in two lepidopteran species

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The ability to genetically engineer insects has opened the door to the development of new pest control techniques, notably the improvement of the sterile insect technique (SIT), in which radiation-sterilised insects are mass-released to suppress the wild population. Genetics-based methods may provide an alternative to irradiation, which can decreases the competitiveness of sterilised insects, by engineering repressible dominant lethality, a technique known as Release of Insects carrying a ...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Hertford College
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MPLS
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Zoology
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2012
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-11-15

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