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dc.contributor.authorBraschler, Brigitte
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T11:16:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T11:16:05Z
dc.date.created2014en
dc.date.issued2014-03-14T11:16:05Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1391
dc.descriptionThe project also included ant specimens from two projects by a CIB MSc and CIB PhD student respectively. These records are however not included here as they are part of those student's projects.en
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBraschler, Brigitte
dc.format.extent1164288 bytes
dc.format.extent808337 bytes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/vnd.ms-excel
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/octet-stream
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightscopyrighten
dc.subjectanten
dc.subjectDNA barcodeen
dc.subjectformicidaeen
dc.subjectSouth Africaen
dc.subjectbiodiversityen
dc.titleDNA barcoding of South African Antsen
dc.mdidentification.purposeThe main intentions were to provide a first attempt at a phylogeny for ongoing ant projects at the CIB, test morphospecies hypotheses from these projects, and provide future researchers with an additional identification tool (the data is publicily accessable via the Barcoding of Life Database. While South Africa has a long history of ant research, a large portion of it's ant species are not yet named, distributions and intraspecific variation are often poorly known, and keys - where existing - are often not to modern standards and outdated. This makes ant identification challenging and lowers the possibility to combine data from different projects. The new tool of DNABarcoding may thus help adopt this ecologically important group more frequently in research and conservation work.en
dc.mdidentification.organizationnameUniversity of Baselen
dc.mdidentification.deliverypointNLU University of Basel St. Johanns-Vorstadt 10 Basel Switzerlanden
dc.mdidentification.postalcode4056en
dc.mdidentification.phone+41789258818en
dc.mdidentification.electronicmailaddressbmbraschler@gmail.comen
dc.mddataidentification.languageEnglishen
dc.mdusage.specificusageDNA barcodes from specimens from various ant projects as well as additional locations in South Africaen
dc.mdusage.usagedatetime2011-01-01
dc.mdconstraints.uselimitationSpecimens were collected as part of many projects by different researchers. Collector information is given as part of the excel workbook and for some uses it may be appropriate to contact these people as well as the creator of this dataset. All data is also stored in the Barcoding of Life Database and accessible from there.en
dc.mdlegalconstraints.accessconstraintscopyrighten
dc.lilineage.statementDetailed information about the origin of each voucher specimen sequenced is listed in the excel workbook. They stam from CIB ant projects conducted between 2002 and 2013 and donations from other researchers.en
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueunitPercentageen
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueattributedata100en
dc.mdmaintenanceinformation.maintenanceandupdatefrequencyUnknownen
dc.mdfeaturecataloguedescription.cataloguedate2014-03-10
dc.mddistributor.distributorcontactCentre of Excellence for Invasion Biologyen
dc.mdformat.nameVariousen
dc.mdformat.version2014en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.westboundlongitude32.87en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.eastboundlongitude17.60en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.northboundlattitude-26.88en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.southboundlattitude-34.61en
dc.exverticalextent.minimumvalue2en
dc.exverticalextent.maximumvalue1926en
dc.exverticalextent.unitofmeasuremetersen
dc.cibprojectNAen


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