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A type of unicoloniality within the native range of the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima.
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PMID:  21513900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To determine if a type of unicoloniality exists in the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima in its native range, we conducted intraspecific aggressiveness tests in French Guiana between workers originating from 15 human-disturbed sites. We identified two "colonial groups" spread over 54km and 12.5km, respectively. Workers from the same group never attacked each other, but inter-group confrontations resulted in a high level of aggressiveness. These large "colonial groups" enhances the threat occasioned by S. saevissima for both agriculture and the environment.
Jean-Michel Martin; Olivier Roux; Sarah Groc; Alain Dejean
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comptes rendus biologies     Volume:  334     ISSN:  1768-3238     ISO Abbreviation:  C. R. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140040     Medline TA:  C R Biol     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Académie des sciences. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.
Écologie des Forêts-de-Guyane (UMR-CNRS 8172), Campus agronomique, 97379 Kourou cedex, France.
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