You need JavaScript to view this

Sterile Males of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) as Disseminators of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia for IPM Strategies

Abstract

Full text: Sterile Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied.), males were evaluated as vectors to spread Beauveria bassiana (Bals) conidia to wild C. capitata populations under field conditions. The inoculated sterile males were released by air, using the chilled adult technique over 7000 ha of coffee growing in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Central America. The impact of releases was determined using dry traps baited with a food attractant. The effects of these releases on Apis mellifera, Linnaeus (honey bee), Hypothenemus hampei, Ferrari (coffee berry borer) and the parasitic mite Varroa destructor (Oudeman) were also evaluated. Inoculated sterile males were able to transmit fungal spores to 44% of the wild C. capitata flies captured in traps, which likely were infected through intra- and intersexual interactions during leks, mating or mating attempts. There was no transmission of the fungal spores to non- target insect species such as coffee berry borer, honey bees or varroa. We conclude that sterile males of Mediterranean fruit fly inoculated with B. bassiana can act as effective vectors of conidia to wild populations, constituting a safe, environmentally friendly and selective alternative for suppressing the medfly under a Sterile Insect Technique-based IPM approach. (author)
Authors:
Flores, Salvador; Campos, Sergio; Montoya, Pablo; [1]  Villasenor, Antonio; Valle, Alvaro; Enkerlin, Walther; [2]  Toledo, Jorge; Liedo, Pablo [3] 
  1. Programa Moscafrut SAGARPA-IICA, Camino a los Cacahotales S/N, Metapa de Dominguez, Chiapas 30860 (Mexico)
  2. Codireccion Mexico, Programa Regional Moscamed Mexico- Guatemala-Estados Unidos (Guatemala)
  3. Departamento Agricultura Sociedad y Ambiente, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Carretera Antiguo Aeropuerto, Tapachula, Chiapas 30700 (Mexico)
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 2014
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-XA-14R0007
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Abstract only; Full paper published in Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23: 1186-1198; Related Information: In: Insect Pest Control Newsletter, No. 82, January 2014| 32 p.
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; BEES; BERRIES; BEVERAGES; CERATITIS CAPITATA; CONIDIA; GUATEMALA; HONEY; MITES; PRODUCTIVITY; RADIOSTERILIZATION; STERILE INSECT RELEASE; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE; TRAPS
OSTI ID:
22188304
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria); FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-2529; TRN: XA14R0009012813
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Newsletters/IPC-NL-82.pdf; Web sites: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/ipc/index.html; http://www.fao.org/ag/portal/age-index/en/
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 25
Announcement Date:
Feb 06, 2014

Citation Formats

Flores, Salvador, Campos, Sergio, Montoya, Pablo, Villasenor, Antonio, Valle, Alvaro, Enkerlin, Walther, Toledo, Jorge, and Liedo, Pablo. Sterile Males of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) as Disseminators of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia for IPM Strategies. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Flores, Salvador, Campos, Sergio, Montoya, Pablo, Villasenor, Antonio, Valle, Alvaro, Enkerlin, Walther, Toledo, Jorge, & Liedo, Pablo. Sterile Males of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) as Disseminators of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia for IPM Strategies. IAEA.
Flores, Salvador, Campos, Sergio, Montoya, Pablo, Villasenor, Antonio, Valle, Alvaro, Enkerlin, Walther, Toledo, Jorge, and Liedo, Pablo. 2014. "Sterile Males of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) as Disseminators of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia for IPM Strategies." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22188304,
title = {Sterile Males of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) as Disseminators of Beauveria Bassiana Conidia for IPM Strategies}
author = {Flores, Salvador, Campos, Sergio, Montoya, Pablo, Villasenor, Antonio, Valle, Alvaro, Enkerlin, Walther, Toledo, Jorge, and Liedo, Pablo}
abstractNote = {Full text: Sterile Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied.), males were evaluated as vectors to spread Beauveria bassiana (Bals) conidia to wild C. capitata populations under field conditions. The inoculated sterile males were released by air, using the chilled adult technique over 7000 ha of coffee growing in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Central America. The impact of releases was determined using dry traps baited with a food attractant. The effects of these releases on Apis mellifera, Linnaeus (honey bee), Hypothenemus hampei, Ferrari (coffee berry borer) and the parasitic mite Varroa destructor (Oudeman) were also evaluated. Inoculated sterile males were able to transmit fungal spores to 44% of the wild C. capitata flies captured in traps, which likely were infected through intra- and intersexual interactions during leks, mating or mating attempts. There was no transmission of the fungal spores to non- target insect species such as coffee berry borer, honey bees or varroa. We conclude that sterile males of Mediterranean fruit fly inoculated with B. bassiana can act as effective vectors of conidia to wild populations, constituting a safe, environmentally friendly and selective alternative for suppressing the medfly under a Sterile Insect Technique-based IPM approach. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2014}
month = {Jan}
}