ABSTRACT

The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. This book takes a generic, thematic, comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. The strengths and weaknesses, and successes and failures, of the SIT are evaluated openly and fairly from a scientific perspective. The SIT is applicable to some major pests of plant-, animal-, and human-health importance, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for the SIT.

In the second edition, all aspects of the SIT have been updated and the content considerably expanded. A great variety of subjects is covered, from the history of the SIT to improved prospects for its future application. The major chapters discuss the principles and technical components of applying sterile insects. The four main strategic options in using the SIT — suppression, containment, prevention, and eradication — with examples of each option are described in detail. Other chapters deal with supportive technologies, economic, environmental, and management considerations, and the socio-economic impact of AW-IPM programmes that integrate the SIT. In addition, this second edition includes six new chapters covering the latest developments in the technology: managing pathogens in insect mass-rearing, using symbionts and modern molecular technologies in support of the SIT, applying post-factory nutritional, hormonal, and semiochemical treatments, applying the SIT to eradicate outbreaks of invasive pests, and using the SIT against mosquito vectors of disease.

This book will be useful reading for students in animal-, human-, and plant-health courses. The in-depth reviews of all aspects of the SIT and its integration into AW-IPM programmes, complete with extensive lists of scientific references, will be of great value to researchers, teachers, animal-, human-, and plant-health practitioners, and policy makers.

chapter Chapter 1.1|44 pages

History of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByW. Klassen, C. F. Curtis, J. Hendrichs
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chapter Chapter 1.2|30 pages

Misconceptions and Constraints Driving Opportunities

ByM. Whitten, R. Mahon
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chapter Chapter 2.1|38 pages

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management and the Sterile Insect Technique

ByW. Klassen, M. J. B. Vreysen
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chapter Chapter 2.2|30 pages

Biological Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByD. R. Lance, D. O. McInnis
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chapter Chapter 2.3|20 pages

Genetic Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByA. S. Robinson
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chapter Chapter 2.4|38 pages

Inherited Sterility In Insects

ByF. Marec, S. Bloem, J. E. Carpenter
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chapter Chapter 2.5|44 pages

Mathematical Models for Using Sterile Insects

ByH.J. Barclay
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chapter Chapter 3.1|38 pages

Role of Population and Behavioural Ecology in the Sterile Insect Technique

ByY. Itô, K. Yamamura, N.C. Manoukis
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chapter Chapter 3.2|34 pages

Mass-Rearing for the Sterile Insect Technique

ByA. G. Parker, W. Mamai, H. Maiga
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chapter Chapter 3.4|44 pages

Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation

ByA. Bakri, K. Mehta, D. R. Lance
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chapter Chapter 3.5|42 pages

Sterile Insect Quality Control/Assurance

ByA. G. Parker, M. J. B. Vreysen, J. Bouyer, C. O. Calkins
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chapter Chapter 3.6|44 pages

Supply, Emergence, and Release of Sterile Insects

ByR. V. Dowell, J. Worley, P. J. Gomes, P. Rendón, R. Argilés Herrero
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chapter Chapter 4.1|20 pages

Role of Population Genetics in the Sterile Insect Technique

ByE. S. Krafsur, J. O. Ouma
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chapter Chapter 4.2|26 pages

Population Suppression in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByR. L. Mangan, J. Bouyer
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chapter Chapter 4.4|26 pages

Insect Symbiosis in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByA. A. Augustinos, G. A. Kyritsis, C. CáCeres, K. Bourtzis
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chapter Chapter 4.5|26 pages

Improving Post-Factory Performance of Sterile Male Fruit Flies in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByR. Pereira, B. Yuval, P. Liedo, P. E. A. Teal, T. E. Shelly, D. O. McInnis, I. Haq, P. W. Taylor, J. Hendrichs
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chapter Chapter 4.6|46 pages

Applying Modern Molecular Technologies in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByI. Häcker, K. Bourtzis, M. F. Schetelig
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chapter Chapter 4.7|28 pages

Using Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Modelling in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes that Integrate the Sterile Insect Technique

ByJ. Bouyer, J. St. H. Cox, L. Guerrini, R. Lancelot, A. H. Dicko, M. J. B. Vreysen
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chapter Chapter 5.2|28 pages

Environment and the Sterile Insect Technique

ByP. Nagel, R. Peveling
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chapter Chapter 5.3|34 pages

Management of Area-Wide Pest Management Programmes that Integrate the Sterile Insect Technique

ByV. A. Dyck, J. Reyes Flores, M. J. B. Vreysen, E. E. Regidor Fernández, B. N. Barnes, M. Loosjes, P. Gómez Riera, T. Teruya, D. Lindquist
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chapter Chapter 5.4|26 pages

Communication and Stakeholder Engagement in Area-Wide Pest Management Programmes That Integrate the Sterile Insect Technique

ByV. A. Dyck, E. E. Regidor Fernández, B. N. Barnes, P. Gómez Riera, T. Teruya, J. Reyes Flores, G. Iriarte, R. Reuben, D. Lindquist
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chapter Chapter 6.1|44 pages

Strategic Options in Using Sterile Insects for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

ByJ. Hendrichs, M. J. B. Vreysen, W. R. Enkerlin, J. P. Cayol
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chapter Chapter 6.3|26 pages

Procedures for Declaring Pest Free Status

ByH. J. Barclay, J. W. Hargrove, A. Metats, A. Clift
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chapter Chapter 7.1|30 pages

Impact of Screwworm Eradication Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique

ByM. Vargas-Terán, J. P. Spradbery, H. C. Hofmann, N. E. Tweddle
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chapter Chapter 7.2|28 pages

Impact of Fruit Fly Control Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique

ByW.R. Enkerlin
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chapter 7.3|44 pages

Impact of Moth Suppression/Eradication Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique or Inherited Sterility

ByG. S. Simmons, K. A. Bloem, S. Bloem, J. E. Carpenter, D. M. Suckling
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chapter Chapter 7.4|30 pages

Impact of Tsetse Fly Eradication Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique

ByU. Feldmann, V. A. Dyck, R. C. Mattioli, J. Jannin, M. J. B. Vreysen
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chapter Chapter 7.5|38 pages

Potential Impact of Integrating the Sterile Insect Technique into the Fight against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

ByR. S. Lees, D. O. Carvalho, J. Bouyer
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chapter Chapter 8.1|52 pages

Prospects for the Future Development and Application of the Sterile Insect Technique

ByJ. Hendrichs, A. S. Robinson
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