Genetic and morphological variation over space and time in the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta

@article{Goodisman2007GeneticAM,
  title={Genetic and morphological variation over space and time in the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Michael A. D. Goodisman and Karen A. Sankovich and Jennifer L Kovacs},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={571-584}
}
Social insects are among the most successful and damaging of invasive taxa. We studied spatial and temporal variation in two traits, colony genetic structure and worker mass, associated with social insect success in the introduced fire ant Solenopsisinvicta. Our aim was to determine if changes in social structure occurred over time and if variation in worker size was related to worker genotype. We sampled 1139 workers from five multiple-queen S. invicta nests on six dates over a one-year period… 

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