Research / Technician
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Guatemala, Guatemala Guatemala
Areas of Expertise:
Anastrepha ludes, Ceratitis capitata, RNAi
Anastrepha ludes, Ceratitis capitata
We are currently working with Moscamed Project. The program is focused in releasing sterile fly males at large scale to lower the prevalence of fruit flies and help developing countries increase their fruit export capabilities.
The aim of the study is to silence sexual differentiation genes in fruit flies to increase the efficiency of the mass production of sterile fly males by selecting male-only progeny, lowering the production cost to a 50%.