DNA barcoding of South African Ants
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The files contain sequences and collection information from a project on barcoding South African ants. Parts of the collections were done for this purpose while other samples were derived from different ant projects in which the author was involved during her stay at the CIB. Additional samples were received as donations by other researchers. The data can be combined with the diversity and trait information collected in those projects. This includes the two long-term monitoring projects - the Iimbovane Outreach project and the Cederberg Altitudinal Transect Project (aka Coast to Karoo Transect) - and projects using the same study sites. Sequencing of samples took place at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph as this project was in collaboration with the international Barcoding of Life Initiative and its South African collaborators. The data thus is also stored in the Barcoding of Life Database and Aggregate files of the project's data have been compiled using the web tools of this database. Voucher specimens are stored in the collection of the CIB at Stellenbosch University.