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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Charles A Strong (Chuck)
Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects
Entomologist

Phone: (352) 374-5878
Fax: (352) 374-5818
1600-1700 SW 23RD DRIVE
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32608


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Shoemaker, D.D., Wurm, Y., Strong, C.A., Varone, L., Becnel, J.J., Shirk, P.D. 2013. Discovery and molecular characterization of an ambisense densovirus from South American populations of Solenopsis invicta . Biological Control. 67:431-439.
Confirmation of the genome position and mass of the viral protien, VP3, of Solenopsis Invicta Virus 1 (Picornavirales: Dicistroviridae) infecting the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A. 2012. Confirmation of the genome position and mass of the viral protien, VP3, of Solenopsis Invicta Virus 1 (Picornavirales: Dicistroviridae) infecting the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomologist. 95(2):494-496.
Non-enzymatic hydrolysis of RNA in workers of the ant Nylanderia pubens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Buss, E.A., Oi, D.H. 2012. Non-enzymatic hydrolysis of RNA in workers of the ant Nylanderia pubens. Journal of Insect Science. 12(146):1-8.
Multiple virus infections occur in individual polygyne and monogyne Solenopsis invicta ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, C., Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A. 2011. Multiple virus infections occur in individual polygyne and monogyne Solenopsis invicta ants. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 107(2):107-111.
Solenopsis Invicta Viruses - (Patent Application)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Dang, P.M., Hunter, W.B., Strong, C.A., Williams, D.F., Pereira, R.M. Solenopsis invicta viruses. Patent Application.7,332,176.
Expressed sequence tags from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: Annotation and utilization for discovery of viruses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Hunter, W.B., Dang, P.M., Pereira, R.M., Oi, D.H., Williams, D.F. 2008. Expressed sequence tags from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: Annotation and utilization for discovery of viruses. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99(1):74-81.
Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Vander Meer, R.K., Hashimoto, Y., Hooper-Bui, L.M., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Davis, T., Karpakakunjaram, V., Vail, K.M., Fudd, G., Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Gilbert, L.E., Ward, R., Ward, K., Oliver, J., Taniguchi, G., Thompson, D.C. 2007. Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(1):18-27.
Detection and Quantitation of Solenopsis Invicta Virus in Fire Ants by Real-Time Pcr Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A. 2007. DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF SOLENOPSIS INVICTA VIRUS IN FIRE ANTS BY REAL-TIME PCR. Journal of Virological Methods. 140(1-2):132-139.
Gene Structure and Expression of the Glutathione S-Transferase, Sigsts1, from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Perera, O.P., Strong, C.A. 2006. Gene Structure and Expression of the Glutathione S-transferase, SiGSTS1, from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 61: 239-245.
Solenopsis Invicta Virus-1a (Sinv-1a): Distinct Species Or Genotype of Sinv-1? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A. 2005. Solenopsis invicta virus-1A (SINV-1A): Distinct species or genotype of SINV-1?. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 88: 232-237.
A Picorna-Like Virus from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta: Initial Discovery, Genome Sequence, and Characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Dang, P.M., Hunter, W.B., Pereira, R.M., Oi, D.H., Shapiro, A.M., Williams, D.F. A picorna-like virus from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: initial discovery, genome sequence, and characterization. Virology. 328:151-157.
Purification, Biochemical Characterization, and Cdna Cloning of a Glutathione S-Transferase from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Perera, O. P., Strong, C. A. 2003. Purification, biochemical characterization, and cDNA cloning of a glutathione S-transferase from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. v. 33. p. 981-988.
Relationship Between the Para-Homologous Sodium Channel Point Mutation (G2979c) and Knockdown Resistance in the German Cockroach Using Multiplex Pcr to Discern Genotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VALLES, S.M., PERERA, O.P., STRONG, C.A. Relationship between the para-homologous sodium channel point mutation (g-->c at nucleotide 2979) and knockdown resistance in the german cockroach using multiplex pcr to discern genotype. JOURNAL OF INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 2003. v. 96(3). p. 885-891.
A Membrane-Bound Esterase Involved in Cypermethrin Resistance in the Germancockroach, Blattella Germanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Jun-01)
Purification and Characterization of Trans-Permethrin Metabolizing Microsomal Esterases from Workers of the Eastern Subterranean Termites, Reticulitermes Flavipes (Kollar) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Nov-00)
Residual Effectiveness of Blatticidae Applied to Surfaces Contaminated Withgerman Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Feces - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Oct-00)
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