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.A significant reduction in fertility was observed when F1 males mated with either F1 or unirradiated females.
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.