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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTED FIRE ANTS AND EMERGING URBAN PEST PROBLEMS

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects

Title: Solenopsis Invicta Viruses

Authors
item Valles, Steven
item Oi, David
item Dang, Phat
item Hunter, Wayne
item Strong, Charles
item Williams, David - RETIRED
item Pereira, Roberto

Invention: Promising Biopesticide for Fire Ant Control ( Serial Number: 11239183 )

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: February 19, 2008
Publication Date: February 19, 2008
Citation: 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.

Technical Abstract: Unique Solenopsis invicta viruses (SINV) have been identified and their genome sequenced. Oligonucleotide primers have been developed using the isolated nucleic acid sequences of the SINV. The viruses are used as a biocontrol agent for control of fire ants.

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