Global Invasion History of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta

@article{Ascunce2011GlobalIH,
  title={Global Invasion History of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Marina S. Ascunce and Chin-Cheng Scotty Yang and Jane Oakey and Luis A. Calcaterra and Wen-Jer Wu and Cheng Jen Shih and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Goudet and Kenneth G. Ross and DeWayne Shoemaker},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={1066 - 1068}
}
Argentine fire ants have spread around the world from a population that was first established a century ago in North America. The fire ant Solenopsis invicta is a significant pest that was inadvertently introduced into the southern United States almost a century ago and more recently into California and other regions of the world. An assessment of genetic variation at a diverse set of molecular markers in 2144 fire ant colonies from 75 geographic sites worldwide revealed that at least nine… 

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