Effects Of Gamma Radiation On The Sexual Attraction Of The Mediterranean Fruit Fly. Ceratitis Capitata Wied
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The Mediterranean fruit (ly, Ceratitis capitata Weid, was gamma irradiated as full grown pupae with 50, 70 and 90 gray. The produced adults were examined for their attractiveness to the non irradiated (normal) other sex. Well as the attractiveness of the latter to the irradiated other sex was also examined. The results obtained showed that all gamma doses tested had no clear effect on the attraction of normal females by irradiated males. At 50 and 70 gray, the irradiated females were less attracted by normal males, than the normal females, while at 90 gray the irradiated females were more attracted by normal males than normal females. A very low percentage of males were attracted by females whether they were irradiated or not.