Microcapsuled entomopathogenic fungus against fire ants, Solenopsis invicta

  title={Microcapsuled entomopathogenic fungus against fire ants, Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Hua-long Qiu and Eduardo Gonçalves Paterson Fox and CHANG-SHENG Qin and Dan Zhao and Hua Yang and JIN-ZHU Xu},
  journal={Biological Control},

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