Gamma Radiation Sterilization Dose of Adult Males in Asian Tiger Mosquito Pupae
AbstractThe pathogen-carrying tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has spread from the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America, and the Caribbean. This species of mosquito transmits arboviral infections, such as yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, zika, and several encephalitides. The objective of this research was to provide a radiation dose inducing sterilization in adult male Ae. albopictus in the pupal stage. A cobalt-60 source of gamma radiation at a dose rate of 381 Gy/h was used. The pupae were irradiated with doses of 0 (control), 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 Gy. Each treatment had a total of five replications using 60 pupae. After irradiation, the different phases of Ae. albopictus development (egg, larva, pupa, and adult) in the F1 generation were observed daily. Parameters such as viability, fertility, longevity, and mortality were recorded. The results from these studies showed that a dose of 60 Gy was necessary to sterilize 100% of the male Ae. albopictus pupae. View Full-Text
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Ricardo Machi, A.; Rodrigues Mayne, R.; Adriani Gava, M.; Bergamin Arthur, P.; Arthur, V. Gamma Radiation Sterilization Dose of Adult Males in Asian Tiger Mosquito Pupae. Insects 2019, 10, 101.
Ricardo Machi A, Rodrigues Mayne R, Adriani Gava M, Bergamin Arthur P, Arthur V. Gamma Radiation Sterilization Dose of Adult Males in Asian Tiger Mosquito Pupae. Insects. 2019; 10(4):101.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ricardo Machi, Andre; Rodrigues Mayne, Raquel; Adriani Gava, Márcio; Bergamin Arthur, Paula; Arthur, Valter. 2019. "Gamma Radiation Sterilization Dose of Adult Males in Asian Tiger Mosquito Pupae." Insects 10, no. 4: 101.
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