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Title: SOLENOPSIS INVICTA VIRUSES

Author
item Valles, Steven
item Oi, David
item Dang, Phat
item Hunter, Wayne
item Strong, Charles
item WILLIAMS, DAVID
item Pereira, Roberto

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/19/2008
Publication Date: 2/19/2008
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.