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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGY, GENOMICS, AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE ANTS

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects

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.
Laboratory Fire Ant colonies (Solenopsis invicta) fail to grow with Bhatkar Diet and three other artificial diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gavilanez Slone, J.M., Porter, S.D. 2014. Laboratory Fire Ant colonies (Solenopsis invicta) fail to grow with Bhatkar Diet and three other artificial diets. Insectes Sociaux. 61:281-287.
Sucessful transmission of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 to field colonies of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(16-May-14)
Landscape corridors can increase invasion by an exotic species and reduce diversity of native species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-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.
A comparative glycoproteome study of developing endosperm in the hexose-deficient miniature1 (mn1) seed mutant and its wild type Mn1 in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Feb-14)
Molecular and social regulation of worker division of labor in fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Dec-13)
Testing sodium limitation of fire ants in the field and laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(06-Nov-13)
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.
Stable isotope enrichment in laboratory ant colonies: effects of colony age, metamorphosis, diet, and fat storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Sep-13)
Musings on the management of Nylanderia fulva Crazy Ants - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H. 2013. Musings on the management of Nylanderia fulva Crazy Ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 29:25.
Release and establishment of the little decapitating fly Pseudacteon cultellatus on imported fire ants in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Kumar, V., Calcaterra, L.A., Briano, J.A., Seal, D.R. 2013. Release and establishment of the little decapitating fly Pseudacteon cultellatus on imported fire ants in Florida. Biocontrol. 96(4): 1567-1573.
Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict during colony foundation in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manfredini, F., Riba-Grognuz, O., Wurm, Y., Keller, L., Shoemaker, D.D., Grozinger, C.M. 2013. Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict during colony foundation in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. PLoS Genetics. 9(8): 1-15.
Colony growth of two species of Solenopsis fire ants(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reared with crickets and beef liver - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gavilanez Slone, J.M., Porter, S.D. 2013. Colony growth of two species of Solenopsis fire ants(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reared with crickets and beef liver. Florida Entomologist. 96(4):1482-1488.
Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Estep, A., Sanscrainte, N.D., Becnel, J.J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 375: 113-120.
The toxicity of Poison Dart Frog alkaloids against the Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Weldon, P., Cardoza, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Spande, T. 2013. The toxicity of Poison Dart Frog alkaloids against the Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). Proceedings of the International Chemical Ecology Conference, 19-23 August 2013, p. 62.
Host specificity and colony impacts of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(29-Apr-13)
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.
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.
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.
Honeydew-producing hemipterans in Florida associated with Nylanderia fulva (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an invasive crazy ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, S., Oi, D.H., Buss, E.A. 2013. Honeydew-producing hemipterans in Florida associated with Nylanderia fulva (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an invasive crazy ant. Florida Entomologist. 96(2):538-547.
Identification and characterization of the pyrokinin/PBAN family of GPCRs from Ostrinia nubilalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nusawardani, T., Kroemer, J.A., Choi, M.Y., Jurenka, R.A. 2013. Identification and characterization of the pyrokinin/PBAN family of GPCRs from Ostrinia nubilalis. Insect Molecular Biology. 22(3):331-340.
Contact toxicities of Anuran Skin Alkaloids against the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weldon, P., Cardoza, Y.J., Vander Meer, R.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Daly, J.W., Spande, T.F. 2013. Contact toxicities of Anuran Skin Alkaloids against the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). Naturwissenschaften . 100:185-192.
Diversification within the Spiny Throated Reed Frog complex (H. tanneri and H. minutissimus, H. spinigularis): untangling evolutionary history among closely related lineages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawson, L.P., Bates, J.M. 2013. Diversification within the Spiny Throated Reed Frog complex (H. tanneri and H. minutissimus, H. spinigularis): untangling evolutionary history among closely related lineages. Molecular Ecology. 22:1947-1960.
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.
Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant. PLoS One. 7(11): e50400 1-8.
Establishment, dispersal, and competitive impacts of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) in North Central Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Calcaterra, L.A. 2012. Establishment, dispersal, and competitive impacts of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) in North Central Florida. Biological Control. 64:66-74.
The molecular clockwork of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ingram, K.K., Kutowoi, A., Wurm, Y., Shoemaker, D.D., Meier, R., Bloch, G. 2012. The molecular clockwork of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. PLoS One. 11:e45715.
Defensive Spiroketals from Asceles glaber (Phasmatodea): Absolute Configuration and Effects on Ants and Mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dossey, A., Whitaker, J.M., Dancel, M.A., Vander Meer, R.K., Bernier, U.R., Gottardo, M., Roush, W.R. 2012. Defensive Spiroketals from Asceles glaber (Phasmatodea): Absolute Configuration and Effects on Ants and Mosquitoes. ACS Chemical Biology. 38(9): 1105-1115.
Raves & rants about invasive crazy ants - (Abstract Only)
(16-Jun-12)
A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Wurm, Y., Nipitwattanaphon, M., Riba-Grognuz, O., Shoemaker, D.D., Keller, L. 2013. A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants. Nature. 493:664-668.
Rna Interference of the Pban/pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa Zea, Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Coy, M.R., Scharf, M.E. 2012. RNA Interference of the PBAN/Pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa zea, Development. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:1159-65.
Ants: the supreme soil manipulators - (Review Article)
Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Ants: the supreme soil manipulators. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:728-745.
Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 28: 21-22.
Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, foraging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suckling, D.M., Stringer, L.D., Corn, J.E., Bunn, B., El-Sayed, A.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, foraging . Pest Management Science. 68:1572-1578.
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.
Supergene Gp-9 is associated polyandry and male reproductive success in fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawson, L.P., Vander Meer, R.K., Shoemaker, D.D. 2012. Supergene Gp-9 is associated polyandry and male reproductive success in fire ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:3217-3222.
Multilocus genetic characterization of two ant vectors (Group II ‘‘Dirty 22’’ species) known to contaminate food and food products and spread foodborne pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sulaiman, I.M., Anderson, M., Oi, D.H., Simpson, S., Kerdah, K. 2012. Multilocus genetic characterization of two ant vectors (Group II ‘‘Dirty 22’’ species) known to contaminate food and food products and spread foodborne pathogens. Journal of Food Protection. 75:1447-1452.
Terrestrialization, miniaturization and rates of diversification in African frogs (Anura: Phrynobatrachidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zimkus, B., Lawson, L.P., Loader, S., Hanken, J. 2012. Terrestrialization, miniaturization and rates of diversification in African frogs (Anura: Phrynobatrachidae). PLoS One. 7(4):1-11.
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.
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.
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.
Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants - (Review Article)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 3(32):1-8.
Disruption of gene expression in hybrids of the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ometto, L., Ross, K.G., Shoemaker, D.D., Keller, L. 2012. Disruption of gene expression in hybrids of the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri. Molecular Ecology. 21:2488-2501.
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.
Caribbean Crazy Ants and their look-alikes in Florida - (Trade Journal)
Buss, L., Oi, D.H. 2012. Caribbean Crazy Ants and their took-alikes in Florida. Florida Pest Pro. 8(2): 24-28.
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.
The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salomon, M., Malka, O., Vander Meer, R.K., Hefetz, A. 2011. The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees. Naturwissenschaften. 99:123-131.
Microsporidian entomopathogens - (Book / Chapter)
Solter, L.F., Becnel, J.J., Oi, D.H. 2012. Microsporidian entomopathogens. In: Vega, F.E., Kaya, H.K., editors. Insect Pathology. 2nd Edition. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. Chapter 7:p.1-45.
Potential use of Solenopsis invicta viruses to control fire ants. - (Abstract Only)
(13-Oct-11)
Searching for baits with insect growth regulating effects on an invasive crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens - (Abstract Only)
(13-Oct-11)
Population genetics reveals multiple introductions and subsequent cross-province movements of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Ascunce, M.S., Luo, L., Shao, J., Shih, C., Shoemaker, D.D. 2011. Population genetics reveals multiple introductions and subsequent cross-province movements of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in China. Molecular Ecology. 21:817-833.
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.
Sampling efficacy for the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stringer, L.D., Suckling, D.M., Baird, D., Vander Meer, R.K., Christian, S.J., Lester, P.J. 2011. Sampling efficacy for the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology. 40(5):1276-1284.
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.
Insects and Their Chemical Weaponry: Great Potential and New Discoveries from the Order Phasmatodea - (Abstract Only)
(27-May-11)
Stick Insect Chemical Defenses: Potential for Useful Chemistry (Order Phasmatodea) - (Abstract Only)
(27-May-11)
Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. - (Review Article)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y. 2011. Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. Formosan Entomologist. 31:133-147.
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.
Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, K., Vander Meer, R.K., Fadamiro, H. 2011. Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:939-944.
Ontogeny of Alarm pheromone production in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Abstract Only)
(06-Apr-11)
Diversification amongst the South American fire ants: how when and why species barriers break down - (Abstract Only)
(05-Apr-11)
Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, B.G., Ometto, L., Wurm, Y., Shoemaker, D.D., Keller, L., Soojin, Y.V., Goodisman, M.A. 2011. Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 10:1-6.
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.
The Ants Go Marching Millions by Millions: Invasive Ant Research - (Abstract Only)
(25-Feb-11)
Microsporidian and viral pathogens for the biological control of imported fire ants: can we walk the talk? - (Abstract Only)
(25-Feb-11)
Gene-dose dependent control of seed mass by endosperm-specific Miniature1 (Mn1)-encoded cell wall invertase (CWI), which also affects embryo mass and embryo sugar physiology. - (Abstract Only)
(25-Feb-11)
Searching for baits with insect growth regulating effects on an invasive crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens - (Abstract Only)
(22-Feb-11)
Pseudacteon decapitating fly parasitism rates in fire ant colonies around Gainesville, Florida - (Abstract Only)
(22-Feb-11)
Global invasion history of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Yang, C., Oakey, J., Calcaterra, L., Wu, W., Shih, C., Goudet, J., Ross, K.G., Shoemaker, D.D. 2011. Global invasion history of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta. Science. 331:1066-1068.
Sampling High-Altitude and Stratified Mating Flights of Red Imported Fire Ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, G.N., Fritz, A.H., Vander Meer, R.K. 2011. Sampling High-Altitude and Stratified Mating Flights of Red Imported Fire Ant. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(3):508-512.
The large decapitating fly Pseudacteon litoralis (Diptera: Phoridae): Successfully established on fire ant populations in Alabama - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Graham, L., Johnson, S.J., Thead, L.G., Briano, J.A. 2011. The large decapitating fly Pseudacteon litoralis (Diptera: Phoridae): Successfully established on fire ant populations in Alabama. Florida Entomologist. 94:208-213.
Evolution of gene expression in fire ants: the effects of developmental stage, caste, and species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ometto, L., Shoemaker, D.D., Ross, K.G., Keller, L. 2010. Evolution of gene expression in fire ants: the effects of developmental stage, caste, and species. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 28:1381-1392.
Odorant binding proteins (OBPs) of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gotzek, D., Robertson, H.M., Wurm, Y., Shoemaker, D.D. 2011. Odorant binding proteins (OBPs) of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 6:1-9.
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.
The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wurm, Y., Wang, J., Riba-Grognuz, O., Corona, M., Nygaard, S., Hunt, B.G., Ingram, K.K., Falquet, L., Nipitwattanaphon, M., Gotzek, D., Dijkstra, M.B., Oettler, J., Shih, C., Wu, W., Scotty Yang, C., Thomas, J., Beaudoing, E., Pradervand, S., Flegel, V., Fabbretti, R., Stockinger, H., Long, L., Farmerie, B., Oakey, J., Harkins, T., Boomsma, J.J., Pamilo, P., Yi, S.V., Heinze, J., Goodisman, M.A., Farinelli, L., Harshman, K., Hulo, N., Cerutti, L., Xenarios, I., Shoemaker, D.D., Keller, L. 2011. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 10:1073.
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.
Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levine, B.K., Mirjankar, N., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques. Talanta. 83:216-224.
Mitochondrial genome evolution in fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gotzek, D., Clarke, J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2010. Mitochondrial genome evolution in fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10:1-13.
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.
Evidence of competition among three species of Pseudacteon decapitating flies released in the Gainesville area as fire ant biocontrol agents - (Abstract Only)
(25-Jul-10)
Fire ant microsporidia acquired by parasitoid flies of fire ants - (Abstract Only)
(12-Jul-10)
The ants go marching millions by millions: invasive ant research - (Abstract Only)
(02-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.
Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species (P. tricuspis, P. curvatus) rapidly expand across imported fire and populations in the southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Callcott, A., Porter, S.D., Weeks, R.D., Graham, L.C., Johnson, S.J., Gilbert, L.E. 2011. Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species (P. tricuspis, P. curvatus) rapidly expand across imported fire and populations in the southeastern United States. Journal of Insect Science. 2:1-25.
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.
Fire ant baits and biocontrol with pathogens update - (Abstract Only)
(17-May-10)
Site-directed mutagenesis and PBAN activation of the Helicoverpa zea PBAN-receptor     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Jurenka, R.A. 2010. Site-directed mutagenesis and PBAN activation of the Helicoverpa zea PBAN-receptor. Federation of European Biochemical Societies Letters. 584:1212-1216.
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.
Urban Pest Management of Ants in California - (Experiment Station)
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Characterization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptora: Formicidae) populations in Virginia: Social form genotyping and pathogen/parasitoid detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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