- PROJECT NAME
- SITplus: Developing and optimising production of a male-only, temperature-sensitive-lethal, strain of Qfly, B. tryoni
- PROJECT CODE
- DELIVERY PARTNER
- South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
- PROJECT LEAD
- Peter Crisp
Now part of the Hort Frontiers Fruit Fly Fund, this project is developing a ‘temperature-sensitive lethal, male-selecting’ strain of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly).
To put it simply, the research will allow for male-only, sterile fruit flies to be bred in large numbers. It is one of the key projects in the broader strategic co-investment SITplus initiative that’s tackling the issue of Qfly.