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- Solenopsis invicta is a notorious invasive species which has caused biodiversity declines, disrupted ecosystem functions and incurred severe socio-economic losses worldwide. The increasing numbers of hypersensitivity reactions to S. invicta sting sequelae represent a public health concern. Recent genome and transcriptome studies have thoroughly investigated the evolutionary history of this invasive pest and made available genetic tools while setting S. invicta as a model organism for the evolution of castes and polyphenism.
- Common Name: Red imported fire ant
- NCBI Taxonomy
Different Developmental Stages & Castes & Tissues
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|rpl18||Ribosomal protein L18||
|ef1-beta||Translation elongation factor 1||
- geNorm method && Related Reference
- NormFinder method && Related Reference
- BestKeeper method && Related Reference
- Name: Xiaofang He
- Email: email@example.com
- Institution: Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic China
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- Cheng D, Zhang Z, He X, et al. Validation of reference genes in Solenopsis invicta in different developmental stages, castes and tissues[J]. PLoS One, 2013, 8(2): e57718.
- Lofgren CS (1986) The economic importance and control of imported fire ants in the United States. Economic impact and control of social insects Praeger, New York: 227–256.