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Lukas Schrader – Global Ant Genomics Alliance

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So far Lukas Schrader has created 28 blog entries.

Updated sample database

The Sample Database now shows up-to-date information regarding our sampling efforts. We have also made some minor updates to the sampling protocols & summary.

May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Website update

We have updated our website and added a summary of our sampling achievements so far. You can find the table with information about all the so far collected species here.

October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Don’t crush your ants

Based on our experience with extracting DNA and RNA from RNAlater stored material, we have decided to revise our collection recommendations. We no longer recommend crushing individuals in RNAlater and ask that ants are kept intact for all sample types. Have a look at our updated collection guidelines and protocols for details.

July 6th, 2018|News|

“GAGA and beyond” @ IUSSI2018

Submit your abstract for our "GAGA and beyond" at IUSSI2018 in Brazil (http://iussi2018.com/symposia)! Hoping for contributions on comparative genomics or other large-scale comparative studies that address open questions in social insect evolution.

January 27th, 2018|News|

Major collections update

Sampling for GAGA is now underway in Europe, Latin America and most recently Asia. Have a look at our updated collection efforts. We are no longer restricting our search to the top50, but have extended our efforts to now secure samples for all 334 genera. Get in touch if you are interested in becoming involved [...]

November 27th, 2017|News|

Updated collection protocols

We have again fine-tuned our collection protocols. Find them here and here.  

October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Comparative multiomics between cheater and worker lineages of the asexual ant Pristomyrmex punctatus

Proposers Shigeto Dobata1, Kazuki Tsuji2 Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Insect Ecology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan. Professor, Department of Subtropical Agro-Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan. [separator style_type="single|dashed" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="#eca168" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""] Background Pristomyrmex punctatus [...]

October 9th, 2017|Members|

The genomic basis for the origin and evolution of Pheidole soldiers and supersoldiers

Proposers Gouije Zhang Ecology and Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2 100 København Ø, Bygning 3, 1. sal Denmark email: zhanggjconi@gmail.com Ehab Abouheif Department of Biology, McGill University Dr. Penfield Avenue Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada email: ehab.abouheif@mcgill.ca Other participants: Alex Wild, Robert Johnson, James Traniello, Corry Moreau and Diana Wheeler [separator style_type="single|dashed" top_margin="40" [...]

October 9th, 2017|Members|

Genome of the invasive tawny crazy ant Nylanderia fulva

Proposers Edward L. Vargo, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, 2143 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2143, U.S.A. ed.vargo@tamu.edu Aaron Tarone, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, 2143 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2143, U.S.A. tamlucilia@tamu.edu [separator style_type="single|dashed" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="#eca168" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""] Background The [...]

October 9th, 2017|Members|

Understanding the adaptation to food shortage and extreme heat in Myrmecocystus

Proposers Jürgen Gadau Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Hüfferstr. 1 DE-48149 Münster office: +49 251 83-21095 fax: +49 251 83-24668 gadauj (et) uni-muenster.de [separator style_type="single|dashed" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="#eca168" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""] Background The ant genus Myrmecocystus is endemic to North America and lives in the dry habitats of Southwestern North [...]

October 9th, 2017|Members|