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Alien species

Similar term(s): alien invasive species, invasive species.

Definition:

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.

Source: MA  Glossary

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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 

Related words:

Invasiveness - Species

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Gebietsfremde Arten
Español: Especies exóticas
Français: Espèces étrangères
Nederlands: Vreemde soort

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