red fire ant

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Alias: imported red fire ant, red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta

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  1. Liu N, Zhang L. CYP4AB1, CYP4AB2, and Gp-9 gene overexpression associated with workers of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Gene. 2004;327:81-7 pubmed publisher
    ..and CYP4AB2, and the Gp-9 gene were identified as being specifically overexpressed in workers of the red imported fire ant using PCR-selected subtractive hybridization and cDNA array techniques...
  2. Chen M, Lewis D, Keeley L, Pietrantonio P. cDNA cloning and transcriptional regulation of the vitellogenin receptor from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Mol Biol. 2004;13:195-204 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe the cloning of the first hymenopteran vitellogenin receptor (VgR) cDNA from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, an invasive pest...
  3. Haisheng Tian -, Bradleigh Vinson S, Coates C. Differential gene expression between alate and dealate queens in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2004;34:937-49 pubmed
    ..The genes identified in this study may be utilized as novel targets for fire ant control and will also provide molecular markers for studies of other social insects. ..
  4. Chen M, Holmes S, Pietrantonio P. Glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8) from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2006;62:55-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Phylogenetic relationships in insect glucose transporters are presented...
  5. Wang J, Jemielity S, Uva P, Wurm Y, Graff J, Keller L. An annotated cDNA library and microarray for large-scale gene-expression studies in the ant Solenopsis invicta. Genome Biol. 2007;8:R9 pubmed
    ..underlying these traits: a tentatively annotated expressed sequence tag (EST) resource for the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. From a normalized cDNA library we obtained 21,715 ESTs, which represent 11,864 putatively different ..
  6. Choi M, Vander Meer R. Identification of a new member of the PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Mol Biol. 2009;18:161-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we report a new member of the PBAN family from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, Soi-PBAN, composed of 26-AA (GSGEDLSYGDAYEVDEDDHPLFVPRL)...
  7. Gotzek D, Robertson H, Wurm Y, Shoemaker D. Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: an example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e16289 pubmed publisher
    We describe the odorant binding proteins (OBPs) of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, obtained from analyses of an EST library and separate 454 sequencing runs of two normalized cDNA libraries...
  8. Lawson L, Vander Meer R, Shoemaker D. Male reproductive fitness and queen polyandry are linked to variation in the supergene Gp-9 in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:3217-22 pubmed publisher
    ..The nuclear gene Gp-9 in the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta is part of a non-recombining, polymorphic supergene region associated with polymorphism in social ..
  9. Hsu H, Chiu M, Shih C, Matsuura K, Yang C. Apoptosis as a primary defense mechanism in response to viral infection in invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Virology. 2019;531:255-259 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study attempts to determine whether apoptosis is involved in defending the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta from a natural viral pathogen Solenopsis invicta virus 1 (SINV-1)...

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  1. Valles S, Rivers A. Nine new RNA viruses associated with the fire ant Solenopsis invicta from its native range. Virus Genes. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) escaped its natural enemies when it was introduced into North America in the 1930s from South America...
  2. Qin W, Lin S, Chen X, Chen J, Wang L, Xiong H, et al. Food Transport of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Vertical Surfaces. Sci Rep. 2019;9:3283 pubmed publisher
    ..The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is an invasive ant species that commonly forages on trees...
  3. Lee C, Wang J. Rapid Expansion of a Highly Germline-Expressed Mariner Element Acquired by Horizontal Transfer in the Fire Ant Genome. Genome Biol Evol. 2018;10:3262-3278 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we aimed to identify currently active TEs of a notorious invasive species, the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta...
  4. Wilder S, Eubanks M. Extrafloral nectar content alters foraging preferences of a predatory ant. Biol Lett. 2010;6:177-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, were provided with artificial nectar that varied in the presence of carbohydrates and amino acids and were ..
  5. Bouwma A, Shoemaker D. Wolbachia wSinvictaA infections in natural populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: testing for phenotypic effects. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:11 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous studies have demonstrated that individuals from native populations of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta commonly harbor one or more of three Wolbachia variants...
  6. Shoemaker D, Ascunce M. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:73 pubmed publisher
    Two distinct forms of colony social organization occur in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): colonies of the monogyne social form are headed by a single egg-laying queen, whereas those of the polygyne social ..
  7. McCormick G, Robbins T, Cavigelli S, Langkilde T. Population history with invasive predators predicts innate immune function response to early-life glucocorticoid exposure in lizards. J Exp Biol. 2019;222: pubmed publisher
    ..undulatus) from populations that naturally differ in long-term exposure to invasive fire ants (Solenopsis invicta)...
  8. Callcott A, Porter S, Weeks R, Fudd Graham L, Johnson S, Gilbert L. Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): two Pseudacteon species, P. tricuspis and P. curvatus, rapidly expand across imported fire ant populations in the southeastern United States. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:19 pubmed publisher
    Natural enemies of the imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren S...
  9. Tschinkel W. The organization of foraging in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:26 pubmed publisher
    ..The experiments and observations in this paper reveal in broad strokes how colonies of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), allocate their available labor to foraging, how they disperse that force ..
  10. Fox E, Wu X, Wang L, Chen L, Lu Y, Xu Y. Queen venom isosolenopsin A delivers rapid incapacitation of fire ant competitors. Toxicon. 2019;158:77-83 pubmed publisher
    ..were selected and exposed on their heads to the venom of workers and queens of the invasive fire ant species Solenopsis invicta and S. geminata. Queen venom was found to incapacitate rival foragers quicker than worker venom...
  11. Wurm Y, Wang J, Riba Grognuz O, Corona M, Nygaard S, Hunt B, et al. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:5679-84 pubmed publisher
    Ants have evolved very complex societies and are key ecosystem members. Some ants, such as the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, are also major pests. Here, we present a draft genome of S...
  12. Pietrantonio P, Xiong C, Nachman R, Shen Y. G protein-coupled receptors in arthropod vectors: omics and pharmacological approaches to elucidate ligand-receptor interactions and novel organismal functions. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018;29:12-20 pubmed publisher
    ..After the genomic revolution, we began work on the endocrinology of reproduction in the red imported fire ant. We will use the template of this comparative work to summarize key points about GPCRs and signaling, and ..
  13. Ross K, Shoemaker D. Unexpected patterns of segregation distortion at a selfish supergene in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. BMC Genet. 2018;19:101 pubmed publisher
    The Sb supergene in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta determines the form of colony social organization, with colonies whose inhabitants bear the element containing multiple reproductive queens and colonies lacking it containing only a ..
  14. Sakhanokho H, Sampson B, Tabanca N, Wedge D, Demirci B, Baser K, et al. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 2013;18:4308-27 pubmed publisher
    ..insects, the azalea lace bug (Stephanitis pyrioides), the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), and the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta)...
  15. Calkins T, Tamborindeguy C, Pietrantonio P. GPCR annotation, G proteins, and transcriptomics of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) queen and worker brain: An improved view of signaling in an invasive superorganism. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..to advancing insect endocrinology, specifically in highly successful invasive social insects, such as the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. In the first published draft genome of S...
  16. Wang X, Li T, Kashio M, Xu Y, Tominaga M, Kadowaki T. HsTRPA of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, Functions as a Nocisensor and Uncovers the Evolutionary Plasticity of HsTRPA Channels. Eneuro. 2018;5: pubmed publisher
    i>Solenopsis invicta, the red imported fire ant, represents one of the most devastating invasive species. To understand their sensory physiology, we identified and characterized their Hymenoptera-specific (Hs) TRPA channel, SiHsTRPA...
  17. Allen M, Rhoades J, Sparks M, Grodowitz M. Differential Gene Expression in Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Larval and Pupal Stages. Insects. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    i>Solenopsis invicta Buren is an invasive ant species that has been introduced to multiple continents...
  18. Li J, Jiang L, Zhang Y, Guo Q, Han S. Study of a New Biological Control Method Combining an Enteropathogen and a Chemical Insecticide Against Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2018;111:817-822 pubmed publisher
    b>Solenopsis invicta (Buren; Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is a species that has invaded China in recent years. Currently, S...
  19. Rocha M, Cristaldo P, Cruz J, Sacramento J, Ferreira D, Araújo A. Ants Associated with Turnera subulata (Turneraceae): Elaiosome Attraction, Seed Dispersion and Germination. Neotrop Entomol. 2018;47:750-756 pubmed publisher
    ..1, Camponotus blandus (Smith), Dorymyrmex sp.1, Crematogaster obscurata Emery, and Solenopsis invicta Buren) in the dispersion of plant host seeds and in the number of seedlings around the associated ant nests...
  20. Hsu H, Chiu M, Shoemaker D, Yang C. Viral infections in fire ants lead to reduced foraging activity and dietary changes. Sci Rep. 2018;8:13498 pubmed publisher
    ..study we examined if such reduced foraging activity exists for a social insect, the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta, and its viral pathogen, Solenopsis invicta virus 1 (SINV-1)...
  21. Sanchez J, Sanchez A, Cardona R. Exposición y sensibilización a insectos en pacientes alérgicos en el trópico. Biomedica. 2018;38:80-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Se incluyeron pacientes con pruebas de alergia para Blatella germanica, Aedes aegypti, Solenopsis invicta, Blomia tropicalis, Dermatophagoides farinae y D. pteronyssinus...
  22. Valles S, Porter S. Dose response of red imported fire ant colonies to Solenopsis invicta virus 3. Arch Virol. 2015;160:2407-13 pubmed publisher
    Baiting tests were conducted to evaluate the effect of increasing Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (SINV-3) dose on fire ant colonies...
  23. Huang Y, Chen S, Li Z, Wang L, Xu Y. Effects of flavor enhancers on the survival and behavior of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:21879-21886 pubmed publisher
    ..of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of flavor enhancers on the survival and behaviors of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. In this study, we found that the mortality of S...
  24. Li Y, Lu Y, Lu M, Wei H, Chen L. HPLC Separation of 2-Ethyl-5(6)-methylpyrazine and Its Electroantennogram and Alarm Activities on Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta Buren). Molecules. 2018;23: pubmed publisher
    ..EDMP) was an alarm pheromone component isolated from the mandibular gland of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren...
  25. Phonekeo S, Dave T, Kern M, Franklin S, Hu D. Ant aggregations self-heal to compensate for the Ringelmann effect. Soft Matter. 2016;12:4214-20 pubmed publisher
    Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, link their bodies together to form structures such as rafts, bivouacs and bridges. Such structures are in danger of being damaged by natural disturbances such as passing water currents...
  26. Purcell J, Brelsford A, Wurm Y, Perrin N, Chapuisat M. Convergent genetic architecture underlies social organization in ants. Curr Biol. 2014;24:2728-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This social chromosome shares architectural characteristics with that of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, but the two show no detectable similarity in gene content...
  27. Wang L, Elliott B, Jin X, Zeng L, Chen J. Antimicrobial properties of nest volatiles in red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Naturwissenschaften. 2015;102:66 pubmed publisher
    The antimicrobial property of volatiles produced by red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, against Beauveria bassiana, a common entomopathogenic fungus, was demonstrated. The germination rate of B...
  28. Nipitwattanaphon M, Wang J, Ross K, Riba Grognuz O, Wurm Y, Khurewathanakul C, et al. Effects of ploidy and sex-locus genotype on gene expression patterns in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proc Biol Sci. 2014;281: pubmed publisher
    ..patterns between diploid males, haploid males and females (queens) at three developmental timepoints in Solenopsis invicta. In pupae, gene expression profiles of diploid males were very different from those of haploid males but ..
  29. Ujiyama S, Tsuji K. Controlling invasive ant species: a theoretical strategy for efficient monitoring in the early stage of invasion. Sci Rep. 2018;8:8033 pubmed publisher
    Invasion by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, has destructive effects on native biodiversity, agriculture and public health...
  30. Rojas M, Elliott R, Morales Ramos J. Mortality of Solenopsis invicta Workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) After Indirect Exposure to Spores of Three Entomopathogenic Fungi. J Insect Sci. 2018;18: pubmed publisher
    Mortality caused by indirect exposure to Metarhizium brunneum and Beauveria bassiana (GHA and NI8) to the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), workers was evaluated...
  31. Huang Y, Dang V, Chang N, Wang J. Multiple large inversions and breakpoint rewiring of gene expression in the evolution of the fire ant social supergene. Proc Biol Sci. 2018;285: pubmed publisher
    ..In the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, two 'social' supergene variants regulate differences in colony queen number and other traits...
  32. Gotzek D, Ross K. Current status of a model system: the gene Gp-9 and its association with social organization in fire ants. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e7713 pubmed publisher
    ..generating new data from one of their study sites, we conclude that their claim that polygyny can occur in Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A. in the absence of expression of the b-like allele Gp-9(b) is unfounded...
  33. Qi Y, Zeng T, Wang L, Lu Y. Biogenic amine signaling systems in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - Possible contributors to worker division of labor. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2018;262:59-70 pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a dangerous invasive pest in the United States, China and other countries. Efficient division of labor is one of the main reasons for the success of this social insect...
  34. Cheng S, Zeng L, Xu Y. Mutualism Between Fire Ants and Mealybugs Reduces Lady Beetle Predation. J Econ Entomol. 2015;108:1560-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Solenopsis invicta Buren is an important invasive pest that has a negative impact on biodiversity. However, current knowledge regarding the ecological effects of its interaction with honeydew-producing hemipteran insects is inadequate...
  35. Engsontia P, Sangket U, Robertson H, Satasook C. Diversification of the ant odorant receptor gene family and positive selection on candidate cuticular hydrocarbon receptors. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:380 pubmed publisher
    ..Camponotus floridanus, Harpegnathos saltator, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, Linepithema humile, Cerapachys biroi, Solenopsis invicta and Apis mellifera, in molecular evolution analysis...
  36. Wu D, Zeng L, Lu Y, Xu Y. Effects of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Its Interaction With Aphids on the Seed Productions of Mungbean and Rapeseed Plants. J Econ Entomol. 2014;107:1758-64 pubmed publisher
    Although many reports suggested the economic importance of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, few attempts to test the hypothesis that the red imported fire ant-aphid mutualism enhances the occurrence of red imported ..
  37. Cheng D, Lu Y, Zeng L, Liang G, He X. Si-CSP9 regulates the integument and moulting process of larvae in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Sci Rep. 2015;5:9245 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the function of the chemosensory protein 9 (Si-CSP9) gene in Solenopsis invicta, we used RNA interference to silence Si-CSP9 in 3rd-instar larvae...
  38. LeBrun E, Diebold P, Orr M, Gilbert L. Widespread Chemical Detoxification of Alkaloid Venom by Formicine Ants. J Chem Ecol. 2015;41:884-95 pubmed publisher
    ..used a stereotyped grooming behavior to self-apply formic acid (acidopore grooming) in response to fire ant (Solenopsis invicta and S. saevissima) venom exposure...
  39. Fu J, Tang L, Li W, Wang K, Cheng D, Zhang Z. Fumigant Toxicity and Repellence Activity of Camphor Essential Oil from Cinnamonum camphora Siebold Against Solenopsis invicta Workers (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). J Insect Sci. 2015;15:129 pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant (RIFA) Solenopsis invicta Buren causes severe damage to humans and animals as well as the environment...
  40. Martins C, de Souza R, Bueno O. Molecular characterization of fire ants, Solenopsis spp., from Brazil based on analysis of mtDNA gene cytochrome oxidase I. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:50 pubmed publisher
    ..The results revealed complete geographical coherence and polyphyly for the Solenopsis invicta Buren and Solenopsis saevissima species groups, which confirms the diversity of the genera...
  41. Gravish N, Gold G, Zangwill A, Goodisman M, Goldman D. Glass-like dynamics in confined and congested ant traffic. Soft Matter. 2015;11:6552-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper, we study the mobility of bi-directional traffic flow in a social insect (the fire ant Solenopsis invicta) as we vary the diameter of confining foraging tunnels...
  42. Wang L, Chen J. Fatty Amines from Little Black Ants, Monomorium minimum, and Their Biological Activities Against Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta. J Chem Ecol. 2015;41:708-15 pubmed publisher
    Red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, are significant invasive pests. Certain native ant species can compete with S. invicta, such as the little black ant, Monomorium minimum...
  43. Reed J, Puckett R, Gold R. Induced Effects on Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Forager Size Ratios by Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae): Implications on Bait Size Selection. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:1407-16 pubmed publisher
    ..This implies that phorid fly activity caused a shift for red imported fire ant colonies to have fewer large foragers.
  44. Qiu H, Lü L, Zhang C, He Y. [Bahaviour of Solenopsis invicta workers to protect pupae from infection by Metarhizium anisopliae]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2014;25:2658-64 pubmed
    ..The behavioral mechanisms adopted by Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ants, RIFA) adult workers to protect pupae against Metarhizium anisopliae infection were ..
  45. Zhang N, Tang L, Hu W, Wang K, Zhou Y, Li H, et al. Insecticidal, fumigant, and repellent activities of sweet wormwood oil and its individual components against red imported fire ant workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Insect Sci. 2014;14: pubmed publisher
    ..terpineol, and L(-)-borneol, as fumigants, contact insecticides, and repellents, were tested on the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren. The results indicated that A...
  46. Munhae C, Morini M, Bueno O. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in vineyards that are infested or uninfested with Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) in Southeastern Brazil. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:142 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Solenopsis invicta (Buren) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) was the most frequently observed, and Pheidole aberrans (Mayr), Pheidole ..
  47. Pechal J, Benbow M, Tomberlin J, Crippen T, Tarone A, Singh B, et al. Field Documentation of Unusual Post-Mortem Arthropod Activity on Human Remains. J Med Entomol. 2015;52:105-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), were observed constructing structures in the mark produced by the P...
  48. Bentley M, Oi F, Gezan S, Hahn D. Tunneling Performance Increases at Lower Temperatures for Solenopsis invicta (Buren) but not for Nylanderia fulva (Mayr). Insects. 2015;6:686-95 pubmed publisher
    ..fulva populations have reduced species abundance, even displacing another invasive ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren). In North Florida, N...
  49. Wang L, Zeng L, Chen J. Sublethal Effect of Imidacloprid on Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Feeding, Digging, and Foraging Behavior. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:1544-52 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we exposed red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, to sublethal dosages of dietary imidacloprid and investigated its effect on ant feeding, digging, and ..
  50. Monaenkova D, Gravish N, Rodriguez G, Kutner R, Goodisman M, Goldman D. Behavioral and mechanical determinants of collective subsurface nest excavation. J Exp Biol. 2015;218:1295-305 pubmed publisher
    ..X-ray computed tomography to monitor the growth in three dimensions of nests built by groups of fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) in laboratory substrates composed of silica particles, manipulating two substrate properties: particle size ..
  51. Dejean A, Corbara B, Céréghino R, Leponce M, Roux O, Rossi V, et al. Traits allowing some ant species to nest syntopically with the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima in its native range. Insect Sci. 2015;22:289-94 pubmed publisher
    Supercolonies of the red fire ant Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) develop in disturbed environments and likely alter the ant community in the native range of the species...
  52. Zhang Q, McDonald D, Hoover D, Aldrich J, Schneidmiller R. North American Invasion of the Tawny Crazy Ant (Nylanderia fulva) Is Enabled by Pheromonal Synergism from Two Separate Glands. J Chem Ecol. 2015;41:853-8 pubmed publisher
    ..invader, the "tawny crazy ant", Nylanderia fulva (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Formicinae), is displacing the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Formicidae: Myrmicinae), in the southern U.S...
  53. Vander Meer R, Milne D. Enhanced Pest Ant Control With Hydrophobic Bait. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:567-574 pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), left most of its natural enemies behind in South America when it arrived in Mobile, AL, in the 1930s and spread rapidly throughout the southeastern United States, reaching population ..
  54. Follett P, Porcel S, Calcaterra L. Effect of Irradiation on Queen Survivorship and Reproduction in the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and a Proposed Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatment for Ants. J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:2348-2354 pubmed publisher
    We studied radiation tolerance in queens of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to identify a dose that prevents reproduction...
  55. McCormick G, Robbins T, Cavigelli S, Langkilde T. Ancestry trumps experience: Transgenerational but not early life stress affects the adult physiological stress response. Horm Behav. 2017;87:115-121 pubmed publisher
    ..undulatus) from sites historically invaded (high stress) or uninvaded (low stress) by predatory fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and determined how this different transgenerational exposure to stress interacted with the effects of early ..
  56. Qiu H, Lu L, Zalucki M, He Y. Metarhizium anisopliae infection alters feeding and trophallactic behavior in the ant Solenopsis invicta. J Invertebr Pathol. 2016;138:24-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We infected workers of the ant Solenopsis invicta with an entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and then videotaped and/or measured worker feeding ..
  57. Valles S, Strong C, Callcott A. Development of a lateral flow immunoassay for rapid field detection of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016;408:4693-703 pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is an aggressive, highly invasive pest ant species from South America that has been introduced into North America, Asia, and Australia...
  58. Pan F, Lu Y, Wang L. Toxicity and sublethal effects of sulfoxaflor on the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;139:377-383 pubmed publisher
    ..of short-term exposure (28 days) of free-feeding sublethal concentrations (1-2?g/ml) of sulfoxaflor to the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, were investigated...
  59. Hoffman D. Fire ant venom allergy. Allergy. 1995;50:535-44 pubmed
  60. Zhang X, Chen S, Li Z, Xu Y. Effect of Sweeteners on the Survival of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:593-597 pubmed publisher
    The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a serious agricultural, ecological, and public health pest in its invaded range. Chemical insecticides have been widely used for the prevention and control of this notorious pest...
  61. Wen Y, Ma T, Chen X, Liu Z, Zhu C, Zhang Y, et al. Essential Balm: A Strong Repellent Against Foraging and Defending Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:1827-33 pubmed publisher
    ..a traditional medicine product in China, was tested against foraging and defending red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, under laboratory and field conditions...
  62. Huang Y, Lee C, Kao C, Chang N, Lin C, Shoemaker D, et al. Evolution of long centromeres in fire ants. BMC Evol Biol. 2016;16:189 pubmed publisher
    ..the first observations of extremely long centromeres, covering on average 34 % of the chromosomes, in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta...
  63. Qiu H, Zhao C, He Y. On the Molecular Basis of Division of Labor in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Workers: RNA-seq Analysis. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
    The fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren is an important invasive pest. Among S. invicta workers behavioral changes depend on age where younger ants are nurses and older ants foragers...
  64. Qiu H, Cheng D. A Chemosensory Protein Gene Si-CSP1 Associated With Necrophoric Behavior in Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1284-1290 pubmed publisher
    ..was expressed significantly higher in the antennae than in other tissues such as the legs and heads of Solenopsis invicta Buren workers...
  65. Li J, Guo Q, Lin M, Jiang L, Ye J, Chen D, et al. Evaluation of a New Entomopathogenic Strain of Beauveria bassiana and a New Field Delivery Method against Solenopsis invicta. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0158325 pubmed publisher
    b>Solenopsis invicta Buren is one of the most important pests in China, and control measures are mainly based on the use of synthetic pesticides, which may be inadequate and unsustainable...
  66. Westermann F, Bell V, Suckling D, Lester P. The Long-Term Effects of Reduced Competitive Ability on Foraging Success of an Invasive Pest Species. J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:1628-35 pubmed publisher
    Ant species like Pheidole megacephala (F.), Solenopsis invicta (Buren), and the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), have repeatedly been reported to be strongly associated with honeydew-producing arthropods like aphids, scale ..
  67. Bentley M, Hahn D, Oi F. The Thermal Breadth of Nylanderia fulva (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Is Narrower Than That of Solenopsis invicta at Three Thermal Ramping Rates: 1.0, 0.12, and 0.06°C min-1. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:1058-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Nylanderia fulva (Mayr) (tawny crazy ant) and Solenopsis invicta (Buren) (red imported fire ant) are invasive ants that are established throughout the southeastern United States...
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    ..Purple martins fed primarily on mating queens and males of the invasive red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), and doubled their foraging efficiency by doing so...
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    ..the effects of early life versus trans-generational exposure to a predatory invasive insect stressor, the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), on the morphology and survival of the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)...
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    ..b>Solenopsis invicta workers had more 2E36DMP than male or female alates by relative weight; individual workers, however, ..
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    i>Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (SINV-3) is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus that infects the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren...
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    ..Here, we examined the direct and indirect effects of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) on the native tick, small mammal and pathogen community in southeast Texas...
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    The morphology of the antenna of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, was examined by light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy...
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    ..The 16-kDa proteolipid is highly conserved among insects, and in ants may be important to the critical processes of diuresis and olfaction as a key component of the V-ATPase. Arch. ..
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    ..We were interested to know whether transferrin genes in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, are similarly induced by microbial challenge...
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    ..Our work not only enlarges the insect AMP resource, but also sheds light on the complexity and dynamic evolution of AMPs in ants...
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    ..Here, we report that trail pheromone biosynthesis in the Dufour's gland (DG) of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is regulated by PBAN...
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    ..These results suggest that concerted evolution plays an adaptive role in the evolution of this gene family...
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    ..re-examined this controversial issue and searched for a potentially unrecognized capa gene in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. We employed a combination of data mining and a traditional PCR-based strategy using degenerate primers ..
  82. Lu H, Pietrantonio P. Insect insulin receptors: insights from sequence and caste expression analyses of two cloned hymenopteran insulin receptor cDNAs from the fire ant. Insect Mol Biol. 2011;20:637-49 pubmed publisher
    ..The predicted insulin receptor sequences from the recently released draft genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are incomplete and biologically significant data are also lacking...
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    ..Previously, the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) sNPF receptor (S...
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    A glutathione S-transferase (GST) was purified 266-fold from adult workers of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by affinity chromatography and preparative isoelectric focusing...
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    ..A three-dimensional reconstruction of Sol i 3 was compared with the experimentally determined structure of the related allergen Ves v 5. This model is supported by results of circular dichroism spectroscopy...
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    ..monogyne (single reproductive queen per nest) and polygyne (multiple reproductive queens) social forms of Solenopsis invicta. In workers but not young queens, the level of foraging expression was significantly associated with social ..