A.A. Augustinos, A. Targovska, E. Cancio-Martinez, E. Schorn, G. Franz, C. Cáceres, A. Zacharopoulou, K. Bourtzis
AbstractThe Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is among the most destructive and cosmopolitan species of the family. It has been studied extensively and has become a model species for sterile insect technique (SIT) applications. More than 3 decades of coordinated research led to the development and continuous improvement of genetic sexing strains (GSSs) for this pest. The last generation of these strains (Vienna 7 and Vienna 8), developed at the FAO/IAEA Insect Pes…
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