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

Abstract

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.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Serebrovsky, A. S., Zool. Zh., 19, 618 (1940).

    Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Curtis, C. F., Bull. Ent. Res. (in the press).

  3. 3

    Curtis, C. F., and Hill, W. G., I.A.E.A./F.A.O. Symposium on the Use of Isotopes and Radiation in Entomology, Vienna, 1967 (in the press).

    Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    MacDonald, W. W., Ann. Trop. Med. Parasit., 56, 373 (1962).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Laven, H., Nature, 216, 383 (1967).

    CAS  Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Dobzhansky, T., Z.f. Indukt. Abst. Verebl., 64, 269 (1933).

    Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Hickey, W. A., and Craig, G. B., Canad. J. Genet. Cytol., 8, 260 (1966).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

CURTIS, C. Possible Use of Translocations to fix Desirable Genes in Insect Pest Populations. Nature 218, 368–369 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/218368a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.