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Marina Ascunce
Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (352) 374-5706
Fax: (352) 374-5818

USDA, ARS, SEA, CMAVE
1600-1700 SW 23RD DRIVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32608

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Projects
Management of Fire Ants and Other Invasive Ants
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436291

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic and chemical profiling of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) intercepted in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Vander Meer, R.K., Chinta, S.P., Ogura-Yamata, C., Oishi, D. 2022. Genetic and chemical profiling of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) intercepted in Hawaii. Florida Entomologist. 105(1), 91-94.
Genetic variablity of Hapalaxius crudus, based on the 5' region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene shed light on epidemology of palm lethal decline phytoplasmas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Humprhines, A.R., Ascunce, M.S., Goss, E.M., Helmick, E.E., Bartlett, C.R. 2021. Genetic variablity of Hapalaxius crudus, based on the 5' region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene shed light on epidemology of palm lethal decline phytoplasmas. Phytofrontiers. 0(0),1-8. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-12-20-0048-R.
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.
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.
Species delimitation: A case study in a problematic ant taxon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ross, K.G., Gotzek, D., Ascunce, M.S., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Species delimitation: A case study in a problematic ant taxon. 59(2):162-184.
Ecological metrics predict connectivity better than geographic distance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hokit, G., Ascunce, M.S., Ernst, J., Branch, L., Clark, A. 2009. Landscape Characteristics influence spatial genetic variation of the Florida scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi). Conservation Genetics. 11(1):149-159.
A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, D.D., Ascunce, M.S. 2010. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Science. 10(73):1-11.
Characterization of 24 microsatellite markers in eleven species of fire ants in the genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Bouwma, A.M., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Characterization of 24 microsatellite markers in eleven species of fire ants in the genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. Available: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122313880/HTMLSTART.
Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Nigg, H.N., Clark, A. 2009. Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 92(1):167-172.
Twenty-three new microsatellite loci in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Yang, C.C., Geden, C.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Twenty-three new microsatellite loci in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:271-273.
Morphological and genetic characterization of Saimiri boliviensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steinberg, E.R., Nieves, M., Ascunce, M.S., Palermo, A.M., Mudry, M.D. 2009. Morphological And Genetic Characterization of Saimiri boliviensis (Primates: Cebidae): Implications For Management And Conservation. Conservation Genetics.30:29-41.
A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Abstract Only)
Ascunce, M.S., Shoemaker, D.D. 2008. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. The Annual Symposium of the American Genetic Association; Genetics and Genomics of Behavior. Meeting Abstract. p.15.
Y-chromosome variability in four Native American populations from Panama. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Gonzalez-Oliver, A., Mulligan, C.J. 2008. Y-chromosome variability in four Native American populations from Panama. Human Biology. 80(3):287-302.