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Conditional embryonic lethality to improve the sterile insect technique in Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Marc F Schetelig15*, Carlos Caceres2, Antigone Zacharopoulou3, Gerald Franz4 and Ernst A Wimmer1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Developmental Biology, Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, GZMB, Ernst-Caspari-Haus, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

2 USDA-APHIS OFFICE, 4Av. 12-62 Zona 10, 01010-Guatemala City, Guatemala

3 Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

4 International Atomic Energy Agency, FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory Entomology Unit, A-2444 Seibersdorf, Austria

5 USDA/ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

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BMC Biology 2009, 7:4  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-4

Published: 27 January 2009

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Crossing scheme of medfly lines carrying driver and effector constructs

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Sequences flanking piggyBac insertions

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Raw data of the efficiency test

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Primer sequences shown in 5' to 3' orientation

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Statistical analysis

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