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.
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.
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 [...]
1) GAGA is non-profit and non-commercial. However, GAGA-supported subprojects can benefit from the reduced costs granted to GAGA by Novogene and other companies for library preparation and sequencing. 2) Subprojects need to be approved by the governing board of GAGA and announced on the website antgenomics.dk. Please fill out the word doc available at GAGA’s [...]
Seán Brady is talking about GAGA at the BioGenomics2017 Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday 11:50 am (Feb 23 2017): The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (GAGA) 21-3 Room: Salon 4, Marriott Hotel.
We now offer guidelines and detailed explanations for sample requirements of GAGA. You can also find a field-friendly one-page summary of the sampling recommendations.
We now host a list of the first 50 species that will be targeted by GAGA! You can find it here. Divided by subfamily this top 50 looks as follows: 13 Formicinae 11 Myrmicinae 8 Ponerinae 4 Dolichoderinae 2 Myrmeciinae 2 Dorylinae 2 Amblyoponinae 1 Pseudomyrmecinae 1 Proceratiinae 1 Paraponerinae 1 Leptanillinae 1 Heteroponerinae 1 [...]
We have updated the website and will start adding the entire GAGA community to the world distribution map. Please let us know, if you prefer to be not shown on this map.