Citrus host utilisation by the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Frogatt) (Diptera:Tephritidae) : from individuals to populations

Muthuthantri, Weerawickramage Sakuntala Nayanatara (2013) Citrus host utilisation by the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Frogatt) (Diptera:Tephritidae) : from individuals to populations. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Fruit flies are the insects which cause maggots in your backyard fruit and vegetables. They are not just a nuisance to gardeners, but the single greatest insect threat to commercial and subsistence fruit growers throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Queensland fruit fly, the focus of this PhD, costs Australia an estimated $100million per year. I focused specifically on how Queensland fruit fly uses different commercial citrus varieties. I identified specific plant related mechanisms which increase a fruit’s resistance to fruit fly attack. This information can be used by plant breeders to make fruit less prone to fruit fly damage.

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ID Code: 62855
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Clarke, Anthony & Balagawi, Solomon
Keywords: Queensland fruit fly, Oviposition preference, Citrus, Larval survival, Citrus peel chemicals, Host quality, Citrus peel physical properties
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2013 02:51
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:46

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