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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 23 | Page No.: 1730-1736
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1730.1736
 
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Assessment Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Flight Ability of the Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders)

I.R. El-Gendy, M.A.M. El-Aw, A.G. Hashem and K.A. Draz

Abstract:
The sterile insect technique is one of the most methods of fruit flies control. Flight ability of the Peach Fruit Fly (PFF), Bactrocera zonata was conducted under laboratory conditions to evaluate the effect of gamma radiation on flight ability of PFF, B. zonata. Pupae of PFF, B. zonata, were irradiated in an air atmosphere at 24, 48 and 72 h before adult emergence with three doses of Cobalt60 (10, 30 and 50 Gray) and tested against 6, 12 and 20 cm tube heights. Flight Ability Percentage (FAP) of PFF was carried out for newly emerged flies and six-days-old of adult flies. FAP of newly emerged-and six- days-old of adult flies was inversely proportional to the tube heights, doses of gamma rays and with progress the age of flies. The FAP value was significantly higher at 6 cm tube height, followed by 12 cm then 20 cm tube heights for all tested levels of gamma rays, respectively.
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I.R. El-Gendy, M.A.M. El-Aw, A.G. Hashem and K.A. Draz, 2013. Assessment Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Flight Ability of the Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1730-1736.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1730.1736

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.1730.1736

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