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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 398061, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/398061
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Intraspecific and Intracolonial Variation in the Profile of Venom Alkaloids and Cuticular Hydrocarbons of the Fire Ant Solenopsis saevissima Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

1Laboratório de Entomologia Médica e Molecular, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IBCCF/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (IQ/UNICAMP), 13083-862 Campinas, SP, Brazil
3Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Campus de Rio Claro and Centro de Estudos de Insetos Sociais (CEIS), 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
4Laboratório de Mirmecologia, Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau (CEPLAC), Itabuna, BA, Brazil
5Laboratório de Tecido Conjuntivo, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica, UFRJ, RJ, Brazil

Received 13 October 2011; Revised 18 January 2012; Accepted 3 February 2012

Academic Editor: Michael Rust

Copyright © 2012 Eduardo Gonçalves Paterson Fox et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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