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ERIC Number: EJ019622
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Suppression of Pest Lepidoptera by Releasing Partially Sterile Males
Knipling. E. F.
Bioscience, 20, 8, 465-470, 70 Apr
Uses population growth models to calculate the theoretical suppression of reproduction achieved by releasing irradiated male moths carrying genetic sterility factors. Shows that releasing partially sterile males should be more effective than releasing fully sterile males. Discusses the costs and advantages of applying this approach to the control of economic pests, using the corn earworm and the cabbage looper as examples. (EB)
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