Perspective

Medfly Transforme

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Science  22 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5244, pp. 1941-1942
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5244.1941

Summary

In this issue of Science, two reports (pp. 2002 and 2005) describe the first successful transformation of the Mediterranean fruit fly, a serious pest for coffee and fruit growers. In his Perspective, M. Ashburner gives some historical background and explains why this may allow better control of this (and other) insects.