Sterility Introduced by Release of Genetically Altered Males to a Domestic Population of Aedes aegypti at the Kenya Coast

P. T. McDonaldMosquito Biology Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Vector Biology Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Mombasa, Kenya

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W. HausermannMosquito Biology Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Vector Biology Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Mombasa, Kenya

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N. LorimerMosquito Biology Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Vector Biology Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Mombasa, Kenya

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The release of males heterozygous for one or two sex-linked translocations was effective in introducing a high level of sterility into a domestic population of Aedes aegypti at a Rabai village. The effect of the releases continued for several weeks after the release period.

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Present address: Department of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720.

Present address: Ciba-Geigy SA, Station d'essais Les Barges, 1890 Vouvry, Switzerland.

Present address: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

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