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

    University of Illinois entomology professor Andrew Suarez and his colleagues used genetics to retrace the invasion history of the tropical fire ant.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Dietrich Gotzek, email dgotzek@uga.edu.
    To reach Andrew Suarez, call 217-244-6631; email suarez2@illinois.edu.
    To reach Sara Helms Cahan, call 802-656-2962; email sara.cahan@uvm.edu.
    To reach DeWayne Shoemaker, call 352-374-5942; email dewayne.shoemaker@ars.usda.gov.
    The paper, “Global invasion history of the tropical fire ant: a stowaway on the first global trade routes,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.