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Acoustic Method for Testing the Quality of Sterilized Male Tsetse Flies Glossina Pallidipes

Abstract

Tsetse flies are able to emit different acoustic signals. An acoustic method to test the quality of sterilized male tsetse flies was developed. Differences in the sound characteristics between males and females, between sterilized and unsterilized males, and between males sterilized in air and nitrogen, were determined. Also, the acoustic parameters (frequency, time, sound pressure level) of the sounds that are useful as criteria for quality control were determined. It was demonstrated that only the so-called 'feeding sounds' can be used as a quality criterion. Both sexes emitted feeding sounds while feeding on a host. These sounds were also used to find sexual partners, and had an effect on male copulation success. An acoustic sound analysis programme was developed; it automatically measured sound activity (only feeding sounds) under standard conditions (random sample, relative humidity, temperature, light intensity). (author)
Authors:
Kratochvil, H; [1]  Noll, A; [2]  Bolldorf, J; [3]  Parker, A G [4] 
  1. Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Halsriegelstr. 34, Vienna A-1090 (Austria)
  2. Institut fuer Schallforschung, Oe Ak d Wiss, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Vienna A-1040 (Austria)
  3. Umweltbundesamt, Spittelauer Laende 5, Vienna A-1090 (Austria)
  4. Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf A-2444 (Austria)
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 2012
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1683
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 5 figs., 15 refs.; Related Information: In: Quality Control for Expanded Tsetse Production, Sterilization and Field Application| 149 p.
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS; FEEDING; GLOSSINA; HUMIDITY; MALES; QUALITY CONTROL; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE; TESTING
OSTI ID:
22037396
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Insect Pest Control Section, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-130110-9; ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA12R0309127288
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE_1683_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 101-108
Announcement Date:
Feb 02, 2013

Citation Formats

Kratochvil, H, Noll, A, Bolldorf, J, and Parker, A G. Acoustic Method for Testing the Quality of Sterilized Male Tsetse Flies Glossina Pallidipes. IAEA: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kratochvil, H, Noll, A, Bolldorf, J, & Parker, A G. Acoustic Method for Testing the Quality of Sterilized Male Tsetse Flies Glossina Pallidipes. IAEA.
Kratochvil, H, Noll, A, Bolldorf, J, and Parker, A G. 2012. "Acoustic Method for Testing the Quality of Sterilized Male Tsetse Flies Glossina Pallidipes." IAEA.
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title = {Acoustic Method for Testing the Quality of Sterilized Male Tsetse Flies Glossina Pallidipes}
author = {Kratochvil, H, Noll, A, Bolldorf, J, and Parker, A G}
abstractNote = {Tsetse flies are able to emit different acoustic signals. An acoustic method to test the quality of sterilized male tsetse flies was developed. Differences in the sound characteristics between males and females, between sterilized and unsterilized males, and between males sterilized in air and nitrogen, were determined. Also, the acoustic parameters (frequency, time, sound pressure level) of the sounds that are useful as criteria for quality control were determined. It was demonstrated that only the so-called 'feeding sounds' can be used as a quality criterion. Both sexes emitted feeding sounds while feeding on a host. These sounds were also used to find sexual partners, and had an effect on male copulation success. An acoustic sound analysis programme was developed; it automatically measured sound activity (only feeding sounds) under standard conditions (random sample, relative humidity, temperature, light intensity). (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2012}
month = {Jul}
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