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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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The production of medflies can be realized in the laboratory by bathing medfly eggs in warm water—a process that kills the female embryos but doesn't harm the male embryos. In the pupal stage, the males canbe irradiated to render them sexually sterile.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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