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Possible Use of Translocations to fix Desirable Genes in Insect Pest Populations

Naturevolume 218pages368369 (1968) | Download Citation

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CHROMOSOME translocation heterozygotes (T/+) are usually semisterile, but translocation homozygotes (T/T) if viable are usually fully fertile. If such a viable translocation were produced in an insect pest, T/T insects could be reared in captivity and released into the wild, where matings with wild types (+/+) would produce T/+ progeny.

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  1. Tsetse Research Laboratory, University of Bristol, Langford, near Bristol

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