Putative native source of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA

@article{Caldera2008PutativeNS,
  title={Putative native source of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA},
  author={Eric J. Caldera and Kenneth G. Ross and Christopher J. Deheer and DeWayne Shoemaker},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={1457-1479}
}
The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of newly introduced invasive species can best be understood by identifying the source population(s) from which they originated, as many species vary behaviorally, morphologically, and genetically across their native landscapes. We attempt to identify the source(s) of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) in the southern USA utilizing data from three classes of genetic markers (allozymes, microsatellites, and mitochondrial DNA sequences) and… Expand

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