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Novel Nylanderia Fulva Virus

At least one novel virus capable of infecting crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), along with polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences of the virus. The virus is capable of be used as a biopesticide to control populations of crazy ants.


•  This Nylanderia fulva virus is the first virus to be discovered from the invasive ant species N. fulva



•  Potentially the virus could be utilized as a biopesticide or biological control agent to eliminate or at least reduce the spread of Nylanderia fulva and their colonies
•  The virus could serve as a gene delivery system to study functional genomics in the ant
Patent Number: 
9,591,858 & 9,255,254
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
47.16 + 36.14
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