Myrmecia pilosula

Myrmecia pilosula

a stinging ant of southeastern Australia responsible for most allergic reactions to ant venom.
Synonym(s): jack jumper ant
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Chromosome evolution in ants of the Myrmecia pilosula species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae).
The Myrmecia pilosula complex includes five related southeast Australian "Jack-jumper" ant species [1].
Taylor, "Ants with Attitude: Australian Jack-jumpers of the Myrmecia pilosula specie complex, with descriptions of four new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae)," Zootaxa, vol.
For some people living in Australia, jack jumper ants (Myrmecia pilosula) are no picnic.
Among the studies on ants, [19] pointed out the presence of protein allergens with posttranslational modifications in the venom of the Australian ant Myrmecia pilosula. Touchard and collaborators [20,21] have revealed the profiles of venom proteins and peptides of different species of ants through mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), thus reinforcing the thesis that this group of Hymenoptera is promising in the search for molecules to produce new drugs and bioinsecticides.
Chataway et al., "Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom: Identification of allergens and revised nomenclature," Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Experimental bases for the minimum interaction theory: I Chromosome evolution in ants of Myrmecia pilosula species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae).
It is well known that some aggressive ants, such as the imported fire ant (Solenopsis spp.l, the jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula F.