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dc.contributor.authorJuan-Blasco, María
dc.contributor.authorSan-Andrés, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorMartínez-Utrillas, M. A.
dc.contributor.authorArgilés, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorPla, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorSabater-Munoz, Beatriz
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:12:21Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:12:21Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationJ.-Blasco, M., San Andres, V., Martinez-Utrillas, M.A., Argiles, R., Pla, I., Urbaneja, A., Sabater-Munoz, B. (2013). Alternatives to ginger root oil aromatherapy for improved mating performance of sterile Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae), males. Journal of Applied Entomology, 137, 244-251.
dc.identifier.issn0931-2048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/5427
dc.description.abstractAutocidal control of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) is an environmentally friendly and safe practice employed successfully worldwide. A key component in the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is to release sterile males that can compete with wild males in nature. Exposure of sterile males to ginger root oil (GRO) in the form of aromatherapy prior to release has been shown to significantly improve male competitiveness and performance. However, alternatives to GRO exposure are desired to (i) reduce personnel costs and handling-time requirements and (ii) find new aromatherapeutic compounds. In this study, alternatives to GRO aromatherapy were investigated, such as incorporating GRO into the post-teneral diet, or employing other molecules (limonene and linalool) occurring naturally in citrus release areas. Our results reveal that both the GRO-supplemented diet and linalool aromatherapy were equal to the GRO aromatherapy control in improving mating performance in sterile males. In contrast, exposure to limonene did not afford a mating advantage to sterile mates when compared to the control. In addition, sterile male survival was not affected by any of the treatments tested. Implications for how both new approaches could be implemented in SIT programmes in citrus production areas are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleAlternatives to ginger root oil aromatherapy for improved mating performance of sterile Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) males
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.date.issuedFreeFormJUN 2013
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1439-0418.2011.01688.x
dc.journal.abbreviatedTitleJ.Appl.Entomol.
dc.journal.titleJournal of Applied Entomology
dc.journal.volumeNumber137
dc.page.final251
dc.page.initial244
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.source.typeImpreso


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