Sterile insect technique and F₁ sterility in the European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana.
Bottom Line: Fecundity was decreased when unirradiated females were mated with either 300-or 350-Gy-irradiated males.The inherited effects in the F1 progeny of irradiated male parents were examined at 100, 150, and 200 Gy.According to sterility index, F1 females who mated with F1 males had greater sterility than when F1 females were crossed to 150-Gy-irradiated males.
Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P. O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria.Show MeSH
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Mentions: There was no noticeable difference between the mean number of eggs laid by females that mated with unirradiated males (control) and females that mated with males irradiated at 50, 100, and 200 Gy. In contrast, at 300 and 350 Gy the mean number of eggs per female was significantly lower than that of the control (F = 48.6; df = 5, 66; p < 0.0001) (Figure 2).
Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P. O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria.