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Genom des bedeutendsten Agrarschädlings entschlüsselt: The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species

 JLU Pressemitteilung 169  (23.09.2016)

“Genetischer Code der Mittelmeerfruchtfliege entschlüsselt”

Internationales Team mit Beteiligung der Gießener Insektenbiotechnologie erforscht Strategien gegen den weltweit größten Agrarschädling

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 Genome Biology  17 (1), 1-17

The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species.

The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is a major destructive insect pest due to its broad host range, which includes hundreds of fruits and vegetables. It exhibits a unique ability to invade and adapt to ecological niches throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world, though medfly infestations have been prevented and controlled by the sterile insect technique (SIT) as part of integrated pest management programs (IPMs). The genetic analysis and manipulation of medfly has been subject to intensive study in an effort to improve SIT efficacy and other aspects of IPM control.

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