Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Metcalf, R. L. and Müller, F. 2003. Genetic Control. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Genetic control refers to a variety of methods for suppressing insect pests through manipulation of the inheritance mechanisms of the population. The mass release of sterilized males, sterile male release, has proved most successful, but other techniques have been evaluated, including the use of chemosterilants and the mass introduction of deleterious mutations.
- genetic control;
- sterile male release;
- host plant resistance;
- deleterious mutations