Date of Award
Master of Science
Charles D. Pless
Lyle E. Klostermeyer, Edward E. Burgess
Male European corn borer pupae were exposed to a substerilizing dose of gamma radiation. Treated males were as successful as nonirradiated males in spermatophore transfer and production of offspring when allowed to mate with nonirradiated females. The progeny of irradiated males inherited sterility and produced no offspring when allowed to mate with normal com borers.
Nabors, Raymond A., "Inherited sterility induced by gamma radiation in a laboratory population of Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner). " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1980.