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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262535021

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.001.0001

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Attacking the Fly from Within: Parasitization and Sterilization

Attacking the Fly from Within: Parasitization and Sterilization

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(p.117) 5 Attacking the Fly from Within: Parasitization and Sterilization
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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0006

This chapter discusses the method of killing the mhesvi from within its body. The argument made is that attacking mhesvi from within represents the applied value of the knowledge of mhesvi's bionomics and internal mobilities, both internally (nyongororo moving within its body) and in situations of intimacy (nuptial flights). The first section deals with research (from the 1920s to the 1970s) on parasitization—the destruction of the mhesvi through deliberately promoting the proliferation of nyongororo naturally found in its body. These hutachiwana either were naturally lethal to mhesvi or could be genetically engineered to be so. The second type of research focused on sterilizing the chipukanana through the capture and release of sterile males by means of chemical sterilants and gamma radiation.

Keywords:   mhesvi, tsetse fly, nyongororo, parasitization, sterilization, chipukanana

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