Fire ants spread globally on 17th-century ships, study finds

  • February 20, 2015
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Fire ants spread globally on 17th-century ships, study finds

Humankind's Age of Discovery was a boon not only for many human traders, pirates and conquistadors, but also for some little ant conquerors, a study has found.

Thanks to some genetic sleuthing, researchers say they now know that the events of the 1600s enabled the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, to ...


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