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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Wolbachia: a friend or foe for Uzi flies

B. M. Prakash, A. Prathima, H. C. Huchesh, H. Ravikumar, H. P. Puttaraju

The Uzi fly, Exorista sorbillans a tachinid endo-larval parasitoid of silkworm, Bombyx mori causes severe loss to the farming community of India. The exponential multiplication of this pest has alerted the number of scientist since three decades, though complete curable measures for this fly pest has not been investigated. In this direction, scientists are investigating integrated approach for the management of the Uzi fly.
Graphical representation of CI level in different concentration of tetracycline. We administered tetracycline for three generation, after that we reared Uzi flies without tetracycline for three generation and then crosses were made as untreated control males with different concentrations of tetracycline treated females such as 10, 20, 50 and 100 µg/ml of tetracycline to test the efficacy of tetracycline on Uzi fly Wolbachia. Finally we found that 50 µg/ml of tetracycline were suitable for curing Wolbachia in the Uzi flies that reported elsewhere.
Fig. 1: Graphical representation of CI level in different concentration of tetracycline. We administered tetracycline for three generation, after that we reared Uzi flies without tetracycline for three generation and then crosses were made as untreated control males with different concentrations of tetracycline treated females such as 10, 20, 50 and 100 µg/ml of tetracycline to test the efficacy of tetracycline on Uzi fly Wolbachia. Finally we found that 50 µg/ml of tetracycline were suitable for curing Wolbachia in the Uzi flies that reported elsewhere.
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How to cite this article:
B. M. Prakash, A. Prathima, H. C. Huchesh, H. Ravikumar, H. P. Puttaraju. Wolbachia: a friend or foe for Uzi flies. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(2):130-132.
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