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Item Description Tamashiro, Minoru en_US Westcot, Daphne M. en_US Mitchell, Wallace C. en_US Jones, Wendy E. en_US 2009-09-09T01:25:30Z 2009-09-09T01:25:30Z 1990 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tamashiro M, Westcot DM, Mitchell WC, Jones WE. 1990. Axenic rearing of the Oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 30:113-120. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X en_US
dc.description.abstract Axenically rearing the oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel, through many continuous generations revealed that microbes were not essential for development. Absence of microbes did not affect the incubation period of the eggs, percent egg hatch, larval period, percent pupation, pupal period, adult emergence or the preovipositional period of the adults. However, axenic rearing had a highly significant effect on fecundity. Axenically reared flies laid significantly fewer eggs than xenically reared flies. Ovarian development was reduced in axenically reared females. Fecundity was not increased even when the axenically reared adults were fed food which increased fecundity in xenically reared adults. There were no differences in the fertility of the eggs laid by xenically or axenically reared flies. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 pages en_US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society en_US
dc.title Axenic Rearing of the Oriental Fruit Fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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