Lucilia cuprina

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The Australian blowfly, a major pest of the sheep industry in Australia. Good polytene chromosome preparations can be obtained from pupal trichogen cells (q.v.), and extensive cytogenetic studies have been made of chromosome rearrangements. The concept of pest control through the introduction into the field of chromosomally altered strains whose descendants manifest sterility has been tested in this species.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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