ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The global expansion of a single ant supercolony
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
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Special Issue: Synthesizing ecology and evolution for the study of invasive species
Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 136–143, March 2010
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Van Wilgenburg, E., Torres, C. W. and Tsutsui, N. D. (2010), ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The global expansion of a single ant supercolony. Evolutionary Applications, 3: 136–143. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2009.00114.x
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
- Received: 12 October 2009 Accepted: 2 December 2009
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