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Data from: Directional selection to improve the sterile insect technique (SIT): survival and sexual performance of desiccation resistant Anastrepha ludens strains

Marco Tulio Tejeda, José Arredondo-Gordillo, Dina Orozco-Davila, Luis Quintero-Fong & Francisco Díaz-Fleisher
The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an effective, environmentally friendly method for insect control whose success depends on the sexual performance and survival of sterile males. These two parameters are influenced by environmental conditions of target areas and, releasing insects with a higher tolerance to stressful environments can improve SIT efficiency. Directional selection can be used to produce insect strains with higher tolerance to extreme environmental conditions, such as low humidity, for extended periods. We...

Data from: Reasons for success: rapid evolution for desiccation resistance and life-history changes in the polyphagous fly Anastrepha ludens

Marco Tulio Tejeda, José Arredondo, Pablo Liedo, Diana Pérez-Staples, Patricia Ramos-Morales & Francisco Díaz-Fleischer
Species that exhibit broad ranges of distribution may successfully navigate environmental changes by modifying some of their life history traits. Environmental humidity imposes a critical stress that organisms may overcome by increasing their resistance to desiccation. We used experimental evolution to investigate adaptation to desiccation in the tephritid Anastrepha ludens, a species with high fecundity, late maturation and long lifespan. We measured morphological, physiological, developmental as well as demographic changes involved in the adaptation to...

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  • Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food
  • Universidad Veracruzana