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Title: Effect of acclimation to outdoor condition on the sexual performance of mass-produced Medflies (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Abstract

Application of the sterile insect technique (SIT) as part of integrated area-wide programs to control the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) require that the released males attract wild females and transfer sterile sperm. However, knowledge about male sexual performance after they are released is scarce. We conducted a study to evaluate male sexual performance in field cage tests, according to standard quality control procedures. Mass-reared 5-d-old sterile males from the genetic sexing strain VIENNA 7mix2000 were acclimated for 0, 1, and 3 d to outdoor conditions before competing with wild males for wild females. Although the proportion of mating (PM) in the test was satisfactory, the resulting relative sterility index (RSI) data showed no significant differences among the treatments. The data indicate that pre-conditioning males to outdoor conditions in Madeira did not confer an advantage in field cage sexual performance. (author) [Spanish] La aplicacion de la tecnica del insecto esteril (TIE) como parte de un programa integrado de amplio efecto para el control de la mosca mediterranea de la fruta Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) requiere que los machos liberados atraigan las hembras naturales y transfieran su esperma. Sin embargo, el conocimiento del desempeno sexual de los machos despues demore » ser liberados es muy escaso. Nosotros realizamos un estudio para evaluar el desempeno sexual de los machos en pruebas usando jaulas del campo, segun los procedimientos estandardizados de calidad. Machos esteriles de 5 dias de edad de la raza que separa los sexos geneticamente VIENNA 7mix2000 criados en masa fueron aclimatados por 0, 1 y 3 dias en condiciones de campo antes de competir con machos naturales para las hembras naturales. Aunque la proporcion del apareamiento en la prueba fue satisfactorio, el indice relativo de esterilidad (IRS) resultante no mostro ninguna diferencia significativa entre los tratamientos. Los datos indicaron que al condicionar los machos anteriormente a las condiciones de campo en Madeira no conferio ventaja alguna en el desempeno sexual en la jaula de campo. (author)« less

Authors:
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  1. Programa Madeira-Med, Estrada Eng. Abel Vieira, 262, 9135-260 Camacha, Madeira (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20942924
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Florida Entomologist; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); DOI: 10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[171:EOATOC]2.0.CO;2; Proceedings of a 5-year FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Fruit Fly Quality, Control, and Behavior; 29 refs, 1 tab
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; BIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION; CERATITIS CAPITATA; MASS REARING; MATING; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; SPERMATOZOA; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE; STERILITY

Citation Formats

Pereira, R., Silva, N., Quintal, C., Abreu, R., Andrade, J., and Dantas, L.. Effect of acclimation to outdoor condition on the sexual performance of mass-produced Medflies (Diptera: Tephritidae). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[171:EOATOC]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; 29 REFS, 1 TAB.
Pereira, R., Silva, N., Quintal, C., Abreu, R., Andrade, J., & Dantas, L.. Effect of acclimation to outdoor condition on the sexual performance of mass-produced Medflies (Diptera: Tephritidae). United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[171:EOATOC]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; 29 REFS, 1 TAB.
Pereira, R., Silva, N., Quintal, C., Abreu, R., Andrade, J., and Dantas, L.. Thu . "Effect of acclimation to outdoor condition on the sexual performance of mass-produced Medflies (Diptera: Tephritidae)". United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[171:EOATOC]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; 29 REFS, 1 TAB.
@article{osti_20942924,
title = {Effect of acclimation to outdoor condition on the sexual performance of mass-produced Medflies (Diptera: Tephritidae)},
author = {Pereira, R. and Silva, N. and Quintal, C. and Abreu, R. and Andrade, J. and Dantas, L.},
abstractNote = {Application of the sterile insect technique (SIT) as part of integrated area-wide programs to control the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) require that the released males attract wild females and transfer sterile sperm. However, knowledge about male sexual performance after they are released is scarce. We conducted a study to evaluate male sexual performance in field cage tests, according to standard quality control procedures. Mass-reared 5-d-old sterile males from the genetic sexing strain VIENNA 7mix2000 were acclimated for 0, 1, and 3 d to outdoor conditions before competing with wild males for wild females. Although the proportion of mating (PM) in the test was satisfactory, the resulting relative sterility index (RSI) data showed no significant differences among the treatments. The data indicate that pre-conditioning males to outdoor conditions in Madeira did not confer an advantage in field cage sexual performance. (author) [Spanish] La aplicacion de la tecnica del insecto esteril (TIE) como parte de un programa integrado de amplio efecto para el control de la mosca mediterranea de la fruta Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) requiere que los machos liberados atraigan las hembras naturales y transfieran su esperma. Sin embargo, el conocimiento del desempeno sexual de los machos despues de ser liberados es muy escaso. Nosotros realizamos un estudio para evaluar el desempeno sexual de los machos en pruebas usando jaulas del campo, segun los procedimientos estandardizados de calidad. Machos esteriles de 5 dias de edad de la raza que separa los sexos geneticamente VIENNA 7mix2000 criados en masa fueron aclimatados por 0, 1 y 3 dias en condiciones de campo antes de competir con machos naturales para las hembras naturales. Aunque la proporcion del apareamiento en la prueba fue satisfactorio, el indice relativo de esterilidad (IRS) resultante no mostro ninguna diferencia significativa entre los tratamientos. Los datos indicaron que al condicionar los machos anteriormente a las condiciones de campo en Madeira no conferio ventaja alguna en el desempeno sexual en la jaula de campo. (author)},
doi = {10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[171:EOATOC]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; 29 REFS, 1 TAB},
journal = {Florida Entomologist},
number = 1,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}