Manipulation of insect reproductive systems as a tool in pest control

Ally R. Harari, Rakefet Sharon, Phyllis G. Weintraub

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12 Scopus citations


Insect pests must reproduce in order to exist. In sexual organisms, sperm and ova need to synchronically meet in a specific environment under conditions that may include temperature, time, food, day length, and many others. Mating events can therefore be predicted and as such open for manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Insect Control and Resistance Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783319318004
ISBN (Print)9783319317984
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggregation pheromone
  • Bark beetle
  • Cytoplasmic incompatibility
  • Mating disruption
  • Sterile insect technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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