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Discovery: Tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16th century ships

Discovery: Tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16th century ships

Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015