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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-01T07:37:27Z
dc.date.available2014-08-01T07:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol.3, No.6, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn2224-3208
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10814
dc.description.abstractBactrocera invadens is an invasive fruit fly species of Asian origin that was first detected in Kenya in 2003 and now has been reported in many parts of the African continent. The responses of B. invadens towards odour blends emitted from three host fruits, namely mango (Mangifera indica), marula (Sclerocarya birrea), and Indian almond (Terminalia catappa) growing in Nguruman and Embu in Kenya, were monitored in a dual choice olfactometer. Three mango varieties were tested (sensation, apple and kent), each at immature, mature unripe and ripe stages. Marula and Indian almond fruits were tested when mature, both when unripe and ripe. Results showed that, both male and female B. invadens were attracted equally to mature unripe and ripe mango fruits. However, in all cases attraction to immature fruits was significantly lower (P < 0.05). Two-way comparisons showed no significant difference between sensation and apple, but both attracted significantly more flies than kent. There were no significant different in attraction when M. indica, T. catappa and S. birrea were compared between each other. The results indicate that mature host fruits emit volatile constituents that are attractive to the fruit flies and if characterized may be useful in monitoring and managing B. invadens.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBactrocera invadens,en_US
dc.subjectfruit hosts,en_US
dc.subjectattraction,en_US
dc.subject2-choice wind tunnelen_US
dc.titleResponses of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Volatile Emissions of Fruits from Three Hostsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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