Data from: Propagule pressure and colony social organization are associated with the successful invasion and rapid range expansion of fire ants in China

Chin Cheng Yang, Marina S. Ascunce, Li Zhi Luo, Jing Guo Shao, Cheng Jen Shih & DeWayne Shoemaker
We characterized patterns of genetic variation in populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in China using mitochondrial DNA sequences and nuclear microsatellite loci to test predictions as to how propagule pressure and subsequent dispersal following establishment jointly shape the invasion success of this ant in this recently invaded area. Fire ants in Wuchuan (Guangdong province) are genetically differentiated from those found in other large infested areas of China. The immediate source of ants in...
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