Isolation of a Hemolytic Component of Fire Ant Venom

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Science  21 Aug 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3373, pp. 449
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3373.449


A crystalline hemolytic principle, shown to be a constituent of fire ant venom and having the properties of an amine, was isolated from crude extracts of whole ants. The chromatographic procedure of isolation is described, and a preliminary report is given about some properties of the substance.