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Sterility method of pest control and its potential role in an integrated sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control program

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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DOI: 10.1139/f80-252

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Abstract

The sterility method of pest control could be an effective tool in the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control program in the Great Lakes. Some of the requirements for its successful application have been met. A field study demonstrated that the release of male sea lampreys, sterilized by the injection of 100 mg/kg of P,P-bis(1-aziridinyl)-N-methylphosphinothioic amide (bisazir), will reduce the number of viable larvae produced. The actual reduction in reproductive success that occurred was directly related to the ratio of sterile to normal males in the population. The technique can be used in many ways in an integrated control program and has considerable potential for the more effective control of the sea lamprey. Eradication is a distinct possibility.Key words: sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus; pest control, fish control, sterile-male technique, sterilization, chemosterilants, bisazir, Great Lakes

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sterility method of pest control and its potential role in an integrated sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) control program
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
DOI:
10.1139/f80-252
Volume:
37
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
NRC Research Press
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
10 p.
First page:
2108
Last page:
2117
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N