n African Entomology - Fluctuation of fertility with number in a real insect population and a virtual population
|Article Title||Fluctuation of fertility with number in a real insect population and a virtual population|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Pinellas County Health Department, USA, 2 USF College of Medicine, USA and 3 Sun Pathology, USA|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||119 - 125|
|Keyword(s)||Dengue, Disease vector, Drosophila melanogaster, Fruit fly, Gene pool size, Insect control, Malaria, Mosquito, Pesticide and Population control|
Real fruit fly fertility increases with average consanguinity thus decreasing with population size in a pattern that is modelled successfully with a virtual population. This invites the deliberate manipulation of wild insect populations for the control of vectors of human disease.
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