Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus 2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.

@article{Hashimoto2008InfectionCO,
  title={Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus 2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.},
  author={Yoshifumi Hashimoto and Steven M Valles},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={136-40}
}
Solenopsis invicta virus 2 (SINV-2) is the second virus identified from the fire ant, S. invicta Buren. SINV-2 is unique among positive-strand RNA viruses from insects by possessing four cistrons in a monopartite genome. Fire ant colonies testing positive for SINV-2 by RT-PCR did not exhibit any discernable symptoms. RT-PCR-based surveys for SINV-2 among 688 fire ant mounds in Alachua County, Florida, sampled during the period January, 2006 through December, 2007 showed that the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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