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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: New Transformation Vectors for Improved Sit and Ecological Safety in Tephritid Species

Authors
item HANDLER, ALFRED
item Zimowska, Grazyna - ENT DEPT, UNIV OF FL
item Horn, C - MAX-PLANCK INST GERMANY

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 15, 2006
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: To create transgenic tephritid fruit fly strains for biological control new genetic transformation vectors have been developed for improved sterile insect technique and improved ecological safety. For SIT, vectors have been tested that have strong red fluorescent thoracic phenotypes for field detection and fluorescent sperm for sperm identification and potential genetic sexing. A new vector system has been integrated into the Caribbean and Mediterranean fruit fly that allows post-integration transgene stabilization to ensure strain integrity.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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