MOLECULAR & MICROBIAL RESOURCES

Molecular Datasets

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Use freely, but please cite the original research paper if you use any of these datasets.

Data files for download for Museum vs. Cradle Ant Biogeography:
Moreau & Bell (2013) Evolution 67: 2240-2257. | PDF |
Moreau & Bell (2013) Matrix, tree with branch lengths, and dated chronogram  | Data Matrix |
Moreau & Bell (2013) Dated chronogram with node range ages  | Chronogram |

Data files for download for Ant Phylogeny and Diversification:
Moreau et al. (2006) Science 312: 101-104. | PDF |
Moreau et al. 2006 Matrix and tree with branch lengths  | Data Matrix |
Moreau et al. 2006 Matrix and tree without branch lengths | Data Matrix |
Moreau et al. 2006 Dated chronogram (r8s) | Data Matrix |

Data files for download for Pheidole phylogeny:
Moreau (2008) MPE 48(1): 224-239. | PDF |
Moreau 2008 Matrix and tree without branch lengths | Data Matrix |
Moreau 2008 Matrix and tree with branch lengths | Data Matrix |
Moreau 2008 Dated chronogram from minimum fossil dates (r8s) | Data Matrix |

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Molecular Laboratory Protocols

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Photo: Corrie Moreau

Here you will find pdf files of protocols we use in the Ant Lab.  Feel free to use them and modify as needed for your group of interest.

Many of these protocols below have been published and are available in a single publicaiton | Download |

DNA Extraction Protocol | Download |
PCR Troubleshooting | Download |
Cycle Sequenging in 96-Well Plates | Download |
Microsatellite PCR in 96-Well Plates | Download |
Multiplexing Microsatellites for Fragment Sequencing Analysis | Download |

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Ant-Microbial Research

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Protocols for collecting specimens, dissecting specimens, and sequencing the microbiome | Download |

Digestive tract of ants to aid in gut dissections for microbial analysis:
Ant gut dissection with labels #1 | Download |
Ant gut dissection with labels #2 | Download |
Figure 13 from Wheeler (1910)* highlighting structures | Download |
Figure 15 from Wheeler (1910)* highlighting structures | Download |

* Wheeler (1910) Ants: Their Sturcture, Development, and Behavior. (Columbia Biological Series, Number 9, Columbia University Press)

 

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