Similar term(s): alien invasive species, invasive species.
An alien species is a species introduced
outside its normal distribution.
Invasive alien species are alien species whose establishment
and spread modify ecosystems, habitats, or species.
In the context of agriculture and GMOs,
invasiveness refers to
ability of a plant to spread beyond its introduction site and become established
in new locations.
Source: GreenFacts, based on FAO
Glossary of biotechnology & genetic engineering
Invasiveness - Species
Deutsch: Gebietsfremde Arten
Español: Especies exóticas
Français: Espèces étrangères
Nederlands: Vreemde soort