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Abstract

Transcriptome sequencing of immature ants reveals the complete genome sequence of a new isolate of Solenopsis invicta virus 2 from the Mississippi Delta.

Abstract

Solenopsis invicta virus 2 (SINV-2) is an RNA virus that infects red imported fire ants. I report the genome sequence of SINV-2 MSD, an isolate infecting ants collected from Mississippi. The obtained genome is 11,303 nucleotides, including six open reading frames encoding four structural proteins, a helicase, and an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.