Red fire ant toxin
The silver necklace shows the three-dimensional structure of a toxin, Sol I 2, from the red fire ant in 1.2 mm silver wire.
The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) is an invasive pest, an aggressive swarming and biting species native to South America. Stings cause severe allergic reactions that can be fatal if not treated.
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