Loss of intraspecific aggression in the success of a widespread invasive social insect

@article{Holway1998LossOI,
  title={Loss of intraspecific aggression in the success of a widespread invasive social insect},
  author={Holway and Su{\'a}rez and Case},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={282 5390},
  pages={949-52}
}
Despite the innumerable ecological problems and large economic costs associated with biological invasions, the proximate causes of invasion success are often poorly understood. Here, evidence is provided that reduced intraspecific aggression and the concomitant abandonment of territorial behavior unique to introduced populations of the Argentine ant contribute to the elevated population densities directly responsible for its widespread success as an invader. In the laboratory, nonaggressive… CONTINUE READING
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