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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Steven M. Valles

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae) biological control agents of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisiana: statewide distribution and Kneallhazia solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) prevalence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meszaros, A., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Beuzelin, J.M., Reay-Jones, F.P., Johnson, S.J. 2014. Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae) biological control agents of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisiana: statewide distribution and Kneallhazia solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) prevalence. Biological Control. 77:93-100.
Sucessful transmission of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 to field colonies of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-May-14)
Solenopsis invicta virus 3: pathogenesis and stage specificity in red imported fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D., Firth, A.E. 2014. Solenopsis invicta virus 3: pathogenesis and stage specificity in red imported fire ants. Virology. 460-461(2014):66-71.
Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Kohler, R., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M., Neupert, S., Predel, R. 2014. Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants. PLoS One. 9(4):1-10.
Solenopsis invicta virus 3: mapping of structural proteins, ribosomal frameshifting, and similarities to Acyrthosiphon pisum virus and kelp fly virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Bell, S., Firth, A.E. 2014. Solenopsis invicta virus 3: mapping of structural proteins, ribosomal frameshifting, and similarities to Acyrthosiphon pisum virus and kelp fly virus. PLoS One. 9(3):e93497.
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.
Host specificity and colony impacts of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Apr-13)
Geographic distribution suggests that Solenopsis invicta is the host of predilection for Solenopsis invicta virus 1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Plowes, R.M., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Varone, L., Conant, P., Webb, G. 2013. Geographic distribution suggests that Solenopsis invicta is the host of predilection for Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 113:232-236.
Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction - (Review Article)
Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 13:372-378.
Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D., Choi, M.Y., Oi, D.H. 2013. Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations . Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 113:198-204.
Procedures to mititgate the impact of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 in fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) rearing facilities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2013. Procedures to mititgate the impact of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 in fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) rearing facilities. Florida Entomologist. 96:252-254.
No evidence for translation of pog, a predicted overlapping gene of Solenopsis invicta virus 1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Sabath, N. 2012. No evidence for translation of pog, a predicted overlapping gene of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Virus Genes. 45:84-89.
The fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae), not detected in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2012. The fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae), not detected in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95(2):506-508.
Host specificity testing of the Solenopsis fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) pathogen, Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) solenopsae (Microsporidia:Thelohaniidae), in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M. 2012. Host specificity testing of the Solenopsis fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) pathogen, Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) solenopsae (Microsporidia:Thelohaniidae), in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95(2):509-512.
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.
Metatranscriptomics and pyrosequencing facilitate discovery of potential viral natural enemies of the invasive Caribbean crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Yu, F., Tan, X., Buss, E.A. 2012. Metatranscriptomics and pyrosequencing facilitate discovery of potential viral natural enemies of the invasive Caribbean crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens. PLoS One. 7(2):1-9.
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.
Potential use of Solenopsis invicta viruses to control fire ants. - (Abstract Only) - (13-Oct-11)
Positive-strand RNA viruses infecting the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Review Article)
Valles, S.M. 2012. Positive-strand RNA viruses infecting the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. Psyche. 2012:1-14. DOI:10.1155/2012/821591.
Rna Viruses Infecting Pest Insects - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, Y., Becnel, J.J., Valles, S.M. 2012. RNA Viruses Infecting Pest Insects. In: Vega, F., Kaya, H.K., editors. Insect Pathology. 2nd edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 133-170.
Kneallhazia carolinensae sp. nov., a microsporidian pathogen of the thief ant, Solenopsis carolinensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Becnel, J.J., Pereira, R.M. 2011. Kneallhazia carolinensae sp. nov., a microsporidian pathogen of the thief ant, Solenopsis carolinensis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 108:59-62.
Virus Chapter: Dicistrovidae - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, Y., Nakashima, N., Christian, P., Bakonyi, T., Bonning, B.C., Valles, S.M., Lightner, D. 2012. Dicistroviridae. In: King, A.M.Q., Adams, M.J., Carstens, E.B., Lefkowitz, E.J., editors. Taxonomy of Viruses. Oxford, England: Elsevier. p. 840-845.
Virus Chapter: Iflaviridae - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, Y., Nakashima, N., Christian, P., Bakonyi, T., Bonning, B.C., Valles, S.M., Lightner, D. 2012. Iflaviridae. In: King, A.M.Q., Adams, M.J., Carstens, E.B., Lefkowitz, E.J., editors. Taxonomy of Viruses. Oxford, England: Elsevier. p. 846-849.
Examination of host genome for the presence of integrated fragments of Solenopsis invicta virus 1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Bextine, B. 2011. Examination of host genome for the presence of integrated fragments of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 107(3):212-215.
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.
Polyphenol oxidase inhibitor(s) from German cockroach (Blattella germanica) extract - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grotheer, P., Valles, S.M., Simone, A., Kim, J., Marshall, M. 2012. Polyphenol oxidase inhibitor(s) from German cockroach (Blattella germanica) extract. Journal of Food Biochemistry. 36(3):292-300.
Pban Gene Architecture and Expression in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Shoemaker, D.D., Valles, S.M. 2011. PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57(1):161-165.
Molecular diversity of the microsporidium Kneallhazzia solenopsae reveals an expanded host range among fire ants in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Shoemaker, D.D., Plowes, R., Gilbert, L., Lebrun, E.G., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Sanchez-Pena, S. 2010. Molecular diversity of the microsporidium Kneallhazzia solenopsae reveals an expanded host range among fire ants in North America. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 105:279-288.
Fire ant microsporidia acquired by parasitoid flies of fire ants - (Abstract Only) - (12-Jul-10)
Seasonal variation and the co-occurence of four pathogens and a group of parasites among monogyne and polygyne fire ant colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2010. Seasonal variation and the co-occurence of four pathogens and a group of parasites among monogyne and polygyne fire ant colonies. Biological Control. 54(3):342-348.
Exploitation of a high genomic mutation rate in Solenopsis invicta virus 1 to infer demographic information about its host, Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, C., Briano, J.A., Varone, L., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M. 2010. Exploitation of a high genomic mutation rate in Solenopsis invicta virus 1 to infer demographic information about its host, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 105(1):105-111.
Loss of microbial (pathogen) infections associated with recent invasions of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Yu, Y., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Chen, Y., Shoemaker, D.D., Wu, W., Shih, C. 2010. Loss of microbial (pathogen) infections associated with recent invasions of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Biological Invasions. 12(9):3307-3318.
Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 74(2):67-80.
Laboratory host specificicty testing of the fire ant microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Briano, J. 2010. Laboratory host specificicty testing of the fire ant microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae). Biological Control. 53:331-336.
Complete genome sequence of an Argentinean isolate of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Allen, C., Varone, L., Briano, J. 2010. Complete genome sequence of an Argentinean isolate of Solenopsis invicta virus 3. Virus Genes. 40:293-297.
Characterization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptora: Formicidae) populations in Virginia: Social form genotyping and pathogen/parasitoid detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, H.R., Valles, S.M., Miller, D.M. 2010. Characterization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptora: Formicidae) populations in Virginia: Social form genotyping and pathogen/parasitoid detection. Florida Entomologist. 93(1): 80-88.
Presence of the fire ant pathogen Kneallhazia solenopsae in fire ant decapitating phorid flies - (Abstract Only) - (31-Jul-09)
Multiplex detection of Solenopsis invicta viruses -1, -2, and -3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Varone, L., Ramirez, L., Briano, J. 2009. Multiplex detection of Solenopsis invicta viruses -1, -2, and -3. Journal of Virological Methods. 162:276-279.
Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new positive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Hashimoto, Y. 2009. Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new positive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Virology. 388:354-361.
Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2009. Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):344-349.
Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A. 2009. Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)?. Biological Control. 48(3):310-315.
Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliver, J.B., Vander Meer, R.K., Ochieng, S.A., Youssef, N.N., Pantaleoni, E., Mrema, F.A., Vail, K.M., Parkman, P., Valles, S.M., Huan, W.G., Powell, S. 2009. Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee. Journal of Entomological Science. 44(2):149-157.
Positive-strand RNA viral infections of the RIFA - (Proceedings)
Valles, S.M. 2008. Positive-strand RNA viral infections of the RIFA. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.p.121.
Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2008. Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99(2):136-140.
Fire ant control with Entomopathogens in the USA - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M. 2008. Fire ant control with Entomopathogens in the USA. Book Chapter. In: Hajek A.E., Glare, T.R., O'Callaghan M. editors. Use of Microbes for control and eradication of invasive arthropods. p.237-257.
No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A. 2009. No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:121-122.
Characterization of structural proteins of Solenopsis invicta virus 1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Hashimoto, Y. 2008. Characterization of structural proteins of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Virus Research. 136(1):189-191.
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.
Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 genomic and intermediary replicating viral RNA in fire ant workers and larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2008. Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 genomic and intermediary replicating viral RNA in fire ant workers and larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 98:243-245.
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.
Ethanol Preservation of fire ants allows retrospective screening for Solenopsis Invicta Virus-1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M. 2007. Ethanol Preservation of fire ants allows retrospective screening for Solenopsis Invicta Virus-1. Florida Entomologist. 90(3):577-578.
Host Specificity of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Five Field Sites with Infected Solenopsis Invicta Fire Ant Colonies in Northern Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, R.A. 2007. Host specificity of the microsporidian pathogen vairimorpha invictae at five field sites with infected solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in northern argentina. Florida Entomologist. 90(3):447-452.
Solenopsis invicta virus-1 tissue tropism and intracolony infection rate in the red imported fire ant: A quantitative PCR-based study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2007. Solenopsis invicta virus-1 tissue tropism and intracolony infection rate in the red imported fire ant: A quantitative PCR-based study. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(2):156-161.
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.
Pseudacteon Decapitating Flies: Potential Vectors of a Fire Ant Virus? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2007. Pseudacteon decapitating flies: potential vectors of a fire ant virus?. Florida Entomologist. 90(1):268-270.
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.
New survey for the fire ant microsporidia Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania solenopsae in southern South America, with observations on their field persistence and prevalence of dual infections. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Environmental Entomology, Vol. 35, No. 5, October 2006 pp.1358-1365
New Survey for the Fire Ant Microsporidia Vairimorpha Invictae and Thelohania Solenopsae in Southern South America, with Observations on Their Field Persistence and Prevalence of Dual Infections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Valles, S.M., Livore, J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. NEW SURVEY FOR THE FIRE ANT MICROSPORIDIA VAIRIMORPHA INVICTAE AND THELOHANIA SOLENOPSAE IN SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR FIELD PERSISTENCE AND PREVALENCE OF DUAL INFECTIONS. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1358-1365.
Serendipitous Discovery of An Rna Virus from the Cricket Acheta Domesticus Reprint Icon - (Research Notes)
Valles, S.M., Chen, Y. 2006. Serendipitous discovery of an rna virus from the cricket acheta domesticus. Florida Entomologist. 89(2):282-283
Molecular Analysis of An Occlusion Body Protein from Culex Nigripalpus Nucleopolyhedrovirus (Cuninpv) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perera, O.P., Valles, S.M., Green, T.B., White, S.E., Strong, C.A., Becnel, J.J. 2006. MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF AN OCCLUSION BODY PROTEIN FROM CULEX NIGRIPALPUS NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS (CUNINPV). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 91(1):35-42.
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.
Developmental Expression of Transferrin in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Research Notes)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. DEVELOPMENTAL EXPRESSION OF TRANSFERRIN IN THE RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA. Florida Entomologist. 88(4):541-543.
Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations - (Book / Chapter)
Vander Meer, R.K., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H. 2007. Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations. Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation. P:487-496.
Up-Regulation of a Transferrin Gene in Response to Fungal Infection in Solenopsis Invicta - (Proceedings)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Up-regulation of a transferrin gene in response to fungal infection in Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 83.Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, A. 2005. Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ants Conference. 205. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Solenopsis Invicta Transferrin: Cdna Cloning, Gene Architecture, and Up-Regulation in Response to Beauveria Bassiana Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Solenopsis invicta transferrin: cDNA cloning, gene architecture, and up-regulation in response to Beauveria bassiana infection. Gene. 358:60-66.
Areawide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Area-wide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations. Area Wide Control of Insect Pests Integrating the Sterile Insect. Abstract. p. 78-79
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.
Transmission of Vairimorpha Invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae) Infections Between Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Briano, J.A., Valles, S.M., Williams, D.F. 2005. TRANSMISSION OF VAIRIMORPHA INVICTAE (MICROSPORIDIA: BURENELLIDAE) INFECTIONS BETWEEN RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) COLONIES. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 88:108-115.
Presence of Thelohania Solenopsae and Vairimorpha Invictae in South American Populations of Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A. 2004. Presence of Thelohania solenopsae and Vairimorpha invictae in South American Populations of Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomologist. 87(4): 625-627.
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.
Simultaneous Detection of Vairimorpha Invictae and Thelohania Solenopsae in Fire Ants by Pcr - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S. M., Oi, D. H., Briano, J. A., Williams, D. F. 2004. Simultaneous Detection of Vairimopha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae) and Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in Fire Ants by PCR. Florida Entomologist. v. 87(1). p. 85-87.
Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) infection in monogyne and pologyne red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2004. Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) infection in monogyne and pologyne red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology. 33(2):340-345.
Prevalence of the Fire Ant Pathogen Thelohania Solenopsae in Monogyne and Polygyne Colonies - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2003. PREVALENCE OF THE FIRE ANT PATHOGEN THELOHANIA SOLENOPSAE IN MONOGYNE AND POLYGYNE COLONIES. Meeting Abstract. P:42-43.
Use of Ribosomal DNA Sequence Data to Characterize and Detect a Neogregarine Pathogen of Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2003. Use of ribosomal DNA sequence data to characterize and detect a neogregarine pathogen of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. v. 84. p. 114-118.
Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms after Laboratory Selection with Cypermethrin in the German Cockroach, Blattella Germanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S. M. 2004. Effects of Cypermethrin Selection on Expression of Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms in the German Cockroach (Blattaria: Blattellidae). Journal of Entomological Science. v. 39(1). p.84-93.
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.
Insecticides - (Book / Chapter)
Valles, S.M. 2004. Insecticides. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2004. v. 2. p. 1191-1197.
Identification of pologyne and mongyne fire ant colonies (Solenopsis invivta) by multiplex PCR of GP-9 alleles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2003. Identification of pologyne and mongyne fire ant colonies (Solenopsis invivta) by multiplex PCR of GP-9 alleles. Insectes Sociaux. 50:199-200.
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.
Hydramethylnon Potentiation in Solenopsis Invicta by Infection with the Microsporidian, Thelohania Solenopsae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VALLES, S.M., PEREIRA, R.M. Hydramethylnon Potentiation in Solenopsis invicta by Infection with the Microsporidium, Thelohania solenopsae. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. 2003. v. 27. p. 95-99.
Detection of Thelohania Solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Mutliplex Pcr - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Perera, O.P., Williams, D.F. 2002. DETECTION OF THELOHANIA SOLENOPSAE (MICROSPORIDIA: THELOHANIIDAE) IN SOLENOPSIS INVICTA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) BY MUTLIPLEX PCR. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 81(3):196-201.
Group Effects on Insecticide Toxicity among Insecticide-Treated Workers in the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes Formosanus Shiraki - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Apr-02)
Insecticide Susceptibility and Detoxification Enzyme Activities among Coptotermes Formosanus Shiraki Workers Sampled from Different Locations in the New Orleans Area - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Feb-02)
A Membrane-Bound Esterase Involved in Cypermethrin Resistance in the Germancockroach, Blattella Germanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Jun-01)
Effects of the Synergists Piperonyl Butoxide and S,s,s-Tributyl Phosphorotrithioate on Propoxur Pharmacokinetics in the German Cockroach, Blattella Germanica (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-01)
Synergism Between Two Cockroach Sodium Channel Mutations and a Tobacco Budworm Sodium Channel Mutation Abolishes Channel Sensitivity to a Pyrethroid Insecticide - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-01)
Two Novel Para Mutations Responsible for High-Level Sodium Channel Insensitivity to Pyrethroid Insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Apr-01)
Membrane-Bound Esterase Involvement in Cypermethrin Resistance in the German Cockroach, Blattella Germanica - (Proceedings) - (01-Jan-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)
Toxicity and in Vitro Metabolism of Trans-Permethrin in the Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Flavipes (Kollar) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-May-00)
Novel Point Mutations in the German Cockroach Para Sodium Channel Gene Are Associated with Knockdown Resistance (Kdr) to Pyrethroid Insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Mar-00)
Insecticide Resistance in the German Cockroach - (Popular Publication) - (10-Mar-00)
Mechanisms Responsible for Cypermethrin Resistance in a Strain of German Cockroach, Blattella Germanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Oct-99)
Comparative Insecticide Susceptibility and Detoxification Enzyme Activitiesamong Pestiferous Blattodea - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Aug-99)
Variation in Hydramenthylnon Susceptibility among Insecticide-Resistant German Cockroaches (Blattaria: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Feb-99)
Cyhalothrin Resistance Detection for Operational Control Purposes in the German Cockroach (Blattaria: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Jan-99)
Toxicological and Biochemical Studies with Field Populations of the German Cockroach, Blatella Germanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Sep-98)
Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase Activity in the Dark Southern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-98)
Characterization of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in the Dark Southern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Virginicus - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-98)
Relationship Between Insecticide Resistance Level and Detoxication Enzyme Activity in the German Cockroach: Can Surrogate Substrates Be Used to Detect Resistance? - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-98)
Temperature Effects on Lambda-Cyhalothrin Toxicity in Insecticide Susceptible and -Resistant German Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Mar-98)
Knockdown Resistance (Kdr) Mutation in Pyrethroid-Resistant German Cockroaches - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Mar-98)
Stage-Dependent Bendiocarb Tolerance in the German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Jan-98)
Carboxylamidase in the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera Frugiperda, and Comparitive Activities in Other Lepidoptera, Orthoptera and Dictyoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Jun-97)
A Vacuum-Assisted Apparatus for Collection of Live German Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) from the Field - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Apr-97)
Antagonism of Fipronil Toxicity by Piperonyl Butoxide and S,s,s-Tributyl Phosphorotrithioate in the German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Apr-97)
Insecticide Susceptibility in the German Cockroach: Developmental Aspects - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-May-96)
Biochemical Mechanisms Responsible for Stage-Dependent Propoxur Susceptibility in the German Cockroach - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Mar-96)
Tissue Localization, Induction, and Developmental Expression of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in the Cockroach - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Feb-96)
Detection and Biochemical Characterization of Insectide Resistance in the German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Dec-95)
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