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Feb 27, 2014

Authors:  Miguel Salvador-Figueroa, Emilio Hernández-Ortiz, Carmen Ventura-González, Isidro Ovando-Medina, Lourdes Adriano-Anaya

Publication date: 2013

Journal name: Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

We investigate the effect of chitosan coatings to kill the immature stages of Anastrepha ludens
(Mexican fruit fly) in mango fruits (cv. Ataulfo). The fruits were effectively infested after exposure of 4 h to gravid females. Larvae of first, second and third instars were found inside the fruits 3, 7 and 10 d after oviposition. No embryos, first or second larval instar was developed when the fruits were coated 0.5, 2, 4 and 8 d after oviposition. We suggest the mass transfer (CO2 and O2) modification can be implicated in those results. In contrast, application of chitosan ...

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