Temporal and spatial components of the yeast flora of the red imported fire ant (hymenoptera: formicidae)

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Temporal and spatial components of the yeast flora of the red imported fire ant (hymenoptera: formicidae)

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dc.creator Ba, Amadou Sidiki en_US
dc.date.available 2011-02-19T00:35:38Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1994-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346/21844 en_US
dc.description.abstract Few investigations have examined the relationship between Solenopsis complex and its internal microflora. Most investigations on the red imported fire ant are either control oriented or emphasize the species' negative impact on ecosystems. Therefore, the objective of this research were (1) to isolate and identify yeasts from the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta (2) to determine the impact of associated yeasts on red imported fire ant colony vigor, and (3) to clarify the significance of the association by obtaining and comparing sterol profiles of the yeast flora and the red imported fire ant. Colonies were collected from five locations in Texas: Beaumont, Huntsvllle, Waco, Stephenville, and Abilene. These sites represent a transect along a decreasing moisture gradient from the southeastern to the northwestern region of the state. Colonies were randomly collected during the winter of 1992, and the spring, summer, and fall months of 1993. Physiological and morphological tests showed that the 327 yeast isolates from Solenopsis invicta haemolymph represent five yeast species: Candida parapsilosis (168 Isolates), Candida lipolytica (123 isolates), Candida guillermondii (18 isolates), Candida rugosa (9 Isolates), and Debaryomyces var hansenii (9). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Fire ants en_US
dc.subject Solenopsis invicta en_US
dc.title Temporal and spatial components of the yeast flora of the red imported fire ant (hymenoptera: formicidae) en_US
dc.type Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.department Accounting and Information Systems en_US
dc.degree.discipline Accounting and Information Systems en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US

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