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The Causes and Consequences of Ant Invasions
Invasions by non-native ants are an ecologically destructive phenomenon affecting both continental and island ecosystems throughout the world. Invasive ants often become highly abundant in theirExpand
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Reduced genetic variation and the success of an invasive species.
Despite the severe ecological and economic damage caused by introduced species, factors that allow invaders to become successful often remain elusive. Of invasive taxa, ants are among the mostExpand
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Thrice Out of Africa: Ancient and Recent Expansions of the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera
We characterized Apis mellifera in both native and introduced ranges using 1136 single-nucleotide polymorphisms genotyped in 341 individuals. Our results indicate that A. mellifera originated inExpand
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Behavioral and Genetic Differentiation Between Native and Introduced Populations of the Argentine Ant
In this paper, we examine the hypothesis that reduced intraspecific aggression underlies the competitive prowess of Argentine ants in their introduced range. Specifically, we test three predictionsExpand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera
Here we report the genome sequence of the honeybee Apis mellifera, a key model for social behaviour and essential to global ecology through pollination. Compared with other sequenced insect genomes,Expand
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Genetic diversity, asymmetrical aggression, and recognition in a widespread invasive species
The evolution and persistence of cooperative social units depends on the ability to distinguish group members from nonmembers. The precision of discrimination, in turn, relies on variation in theExpand
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The Colony Structure and Population Biology of Invasive Ants
Ants are among the most widespread and damaging of introduced species. Many invasive ants share a suite of characteristics that facilitate their introduction, establishment, and subsequent rangeExpand
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Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)
Ants are some of the most abundant and familiar animals on Earth, and they play vital roles in most terrestrial ecosystems. Although all ants are eusocial, and display a variety of complex andExpand
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The evolutionary consequences of biological invasions
A major challenge of invasion biology is the development of a predictive framework that prevents new invasions. This is inherently difficult because different biological characteristics are importantExpand
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