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Entomologist Steven Valles, who works in CMAVE's Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research Unit, developed novel antibodies that bind to a protein in the fire ant's venom.
ARS researchers at CMAVE recently built low-frequency acoustic systems that successfully detect insects hidden from view in stalks or subterranean soil.
By looking at patterns of genetic variation, we can infer the history of ant movement across the globe," says CMAVE entomologist DeWayne Shoemaker, whose earlier research reconstructed the invasion history of the red imported fire ant.
Stable flies are not reproducing at the zoos, says entomologist Jerome Hogsette, who works in cMAVE's Mosquito and Fly Research Unit.
Entomologist Chris Geden in the Mosquito and Fly Research Unit at CMAVE partnered with scientists at the University of Florida (UF) and Aarhus University in Denmark to study the distribution and host range of the virus as well as the effectiveness of different application methods.
In the 1940s, USDA scientists at the Orlando lab, which was later moved to Gainesville and eventually became a part of CMAVE, developed delousing techniques that prevented millions of cases of louse-borne typhus, a disease with a high death rate and no effective treatment at that time.
Scientists at CMAVE and cooperators in several states conducted a program to suppress fire ants in large areas.
In addition, Oi and CMAVE colleagues Sanford Porter and Steven Valles were able to get K.
During this time, 350,000 kilometers were covered, 15,000 fire ant colonies were collected or examined in the field, and some 150 fire ant colonies were hand carried to ARS's Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology's (CMAVE) quarantine facility in Gainesville, Florida.
At the beginning of each data collection trial, an approximately 30-cm-tall Citrus macrophylla Wester (Sapindales: Rutaceae) tree was moved from a greenhouse at the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) to a work table in a laboratory.