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Volume 15 Supplement 2

Development and evaluation of improved strains of insect pests for sterile insect technique (SIT) applications


Edited by Kostas Bourtzis and Jorge Hendrichs

  1. Content type: Research

    Anastrepha ludens is among the pests that have a major impact on México's economy because it attacks fruits as citrus and mangoes. The Mexican Federal government uses integrated pest management to control A. lude...

    Authors: Cristina Silvia Zepeda-Cisneros, José Salvador Meza Hernández, Víctor García-Martínez, Jorge Ibañez-Palacios, Antigone Zacharopoulou and Gerald Franz

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S1

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    The carambola fruit fly, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock is a high profile key pest that is widely distributed in the southwestern ASEAN region. In addition, it has trans-continentally invaded Suriname, wher...

    Authors: Siriwan Isasawin, Nidchaya Aketarawong, Sittiwat Lertsiri and Sujinda Thanaphum

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S2

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    Reliable marking systems are critical to the prospective field release of transgenic insect strains. This is to unambiguously distinguish released insects from wild insects in the field that are collected in f...

    Authors: J Salvador Meza, Marc F Schetelig, C Silvia Zepeda-Cisneros and Alfred M Handler

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S4

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    The agricultural pest Ceratitis capitata, also known as the Mediterranean fruit fly or Medfly, is a fruit crop pest of very high economic relevance in different continents. The strategy to separate Ceratitis male...

    Authors: Marco Salvemini, Rocco D'Amato, Valeria Petrella, Domenica Ippolito, Giuseppe Ventre, Ying Zhang and Giuseppe Saccone

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S5

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    Alternative splicing is a widely used mechanism of gene regulation in sex determination pathways of Insects. In species from orders as distant as Diptera, Hymenoptera and Coleoptera, female differentiation rel...

    Authors: Giuseppe Saccone, Christos Louis, Hongyou Zhang, Valeria Petrella, Manuela Di Natale, Maria Perri and Marco Salvemini

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S6

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    Developing embryos are provided with maternal RNA transcripts and proteins, but transcription from the zygotic nuclei must be activated to control continuing embryonic development. Transcripts are generated at...

    Authors: Jennifer L Morrow, Markus Riegler, A Stuart Gilchrist, Deborah CA Shearman and Marianne Frommer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S7

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    Olive cultivation blends with the history of the Mediterranean countries since ancient times. Even today, activities around the olive tree constitute major engagements of several people in the countryside of b...

    Authors: Efthimia Sagri, Martin Reczko, Konstantina T Tsoumani, Maria-Eleni Gregoriou, Vaggelis Harokopos, Anna-Maria Mavridou, Spyros Tastsoglou, Konstantinos Athanasiadis, Jiannis Ragoussis and Kostas D Mathiopoulos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S8

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    Among Australian endemic tephritid fruit flies, the sibling species Bactrocera tryoni and Bactrocera neohumeralis have been serious horticultural pests since the introduction of horticulture in the nineteenth cen...

    Authors: Kathryn A Raphael, Deborah CA Shearman, A Stuart Gilchrist, John A Sved, Jennifer L Morrow, William B Sherwin, Markus Riegler and Marianne Frommer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S9

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    In the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, a highly invasive agricultural pest species, polyandry, associated with sperm precedence, is a recurrent behaviour in the wild. The absence of tools fo...

    Authors: Francesca Scolari, Boaz Yuval, Ludvik M Gomulski, Marc F Schetelig, Paolo Gabrieli, Federico Bassetti, Ernst A Wimmer, Anna R Malacrida and Giuliano Gasperi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S10

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    The highly invasive agricultural insect pest Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) is the most thoroughly studied tephritid fruit fly at the genetic and molecular levels. It has become a model for the analysi...

    Authors: Francesca Scolari, Ludvik M Gomulski, Paolo Gabrieli, Mosè Manni, Grazia Savini, Giuliano Gasperi and Anna R Malacrida

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S11

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    Two species of true fruit flies (taxonomic family Tephritidae) are considered pests of fruit and vegetable production in Argentina: the cosmopolitan Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann) and the ...

    Authors: Jorge L Cladera, Juan C Vilardi, Marianela Juri, Laura E Paulin, M Cecilia Giardini, Paula V Gómez Cendra, Diego F Segura and Silvia B Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S12

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    Anastrepha fraterculus Wiedemann is a horticultural pest which causes significant economic losses in the fruit-producing areas of the American continent and limits the access of products to international markets....

    Authors: Silvia B Lanzavecchia, Marianela Juri, Angelica Bonomi, Ludvik Gomulski, Alejandra C Scannapieco, Diego F Segura, Anna Malacrida, Jorge L Cladera and Giuliano Gasperi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S13

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    Anastrepha fraterculus is one of the most important fruit fly plagues in the American continent and only chemical control is applied in the field to diminish its population densities. A better understanding of th...

    Authors: María A Parreño, Alejandra C Scannapieco, María I Remis, Marianela Juri, María T Vera, Diego F Segura, Jorge L Cladera and Silvia B Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S14

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    We work on the development of transgenic sexing strains in the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Tortricidae), which would enable to produce male-only progeny for the population control of this pest using sterile in...

    Authors: Leonela Z Carabajal Paladino, Petr Nguyen, Jindra Šíchová and František Marec

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S15

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    The Bactrocera dorsalis species complex currently harbors approximately 90 different members. The species complex has undergone many revisions in the past decades, and there is still an ongoing debate about the s...

    Authors: Antonios A Augustinos, Elena Drosopoulou, Aggeliki Gariou-Papalexiou, Kostas Bourtzis, Penelope Mavragani-Tsipidou and Antigone Zacharopoulou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S16

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    The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is an accepted species-specific genetic control approach that acts as an insect birth control measure, which can be improved by biotechnological engineering to facilitate its...

    Authors: Kolja N Eckermann, Stefan Dippel, Mohammad KaramiNejadRanjbar, Hassan M Ahmed, Ingrid M Curril and Ernst A Wimmer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15(Suppl 2):S17

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