INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTED FIRE ANTS AND EMERGING URBAN PEST PROBLEMS
Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects
Title: SOLENOPSIS INVICTA VIRUSES
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.
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.