Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Effect of radiation on female Ae. aegypti pupae for SIT
|KLINE, JEDIDIAH - Orise Fellow|
|COBURN, JORDAN - Department Of Defense|
|BOARDMAN, LEIGH - University Of Florida|
|HAHN, DANIEL - University Of Florida|
|Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2018
Publication Date: 2/26/2018
Citation: Aldridge, R.L., Kline, J., Coburn, J., Britch, S.C., Boardman, L., Hahn, D., Linthicum, K. 2018. Effect of radiation on female Ae. aegypti pupae for SIT. Meeting Abstract. pg. 1.
Technical Abstract: Aedes aegypti is a vector mosquito that can transmit pathogens that can cause disease in humans and animals. However, it is difficult to control them through larvicides and/or source reduction because they can develop in a wide range of water holding containers. One method that has been explored is the sterile insect technique using irradiation. Prior irradiation studies have primarily focused on the irradiation of male pupae, while ignoring the effect that radiation has upon female pupae. In this study we examine the effect that radiation has upon female adults after being irradiated as pupae, and we discuss the potential impact on feeding and oviposition behavior that these treated females may have if they were to be incidentally released with their irradiated male counterparts.