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Preparing Irradiated and Marked Male Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes for Release in an Operational Sterile Insect Technique Program

DOI :

10.3791/62260-v

8:58 min

March 12th, 2021

March 12th, 2021

2,825 Views

1US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Center for Medical, Agricultural, & Veterinary Entomology, 2Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida

The sterile insect technique (SIT) is used to control specific, medically important mosquito populations that may be resistant to chemical controls. Here, we describe a method of mass rearing and preparation of sterile male mosquitoes for release in an operational SIT program targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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Irradiated Mosquitoes

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