Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 252-254

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Steven M. Valles and Sanford D. Porter (2013)
Procedures to mitigate the impact of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 in fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) rearing facilities
Florida Entomologist 96 (1), 252-254
Abstract: During the initial characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (SINV-3), virus-infected fire ant colonies were retrieved from the field and maintained in the laboratory rearing facility at the USDA-ARS CMAVE, Gainesville, FL. During this time, all uninfected S. invicta colonies housed in the facility contracted SINV-3 infections. Virus infection in fire ant rearing facilities and methods to render the virus inactive and to limit its impact on fire ant rearing are described.
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Database assignments for author(s): Steven M. Valles, Sanford D. Porter

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
rearing/culturing/mass production
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Solenopsis invicta
Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (entomopathogen) Solenopsis invicta