Data from: Metabolism and the rise of fungus cultivation by ants

Shik JZ, Santos JC, Seal JN, Kay A, Mueller UG, Kaspari M

Date Published: May 8, 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.sc574

 

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Title The metabolic and demographic composition of attine colony-farms
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Description The raw data used for statistical inference regarding attine metabolism (MR, µl CO2 hr^-1) and demography. All masses are dry weight (mg). For Apt. dentigerum and C. longiscapus colony-farms, we did not make separate recordings of garden MR after removing workers. For these two species, we thus present only a whole colony-farm MR measurement. Mass is dry mass in mg. Locality abbreviations: Arizona (A), Barro Colorado Island, Panama (P), Oklahoma (O), Texas (T). Garden mass and MR contains embedded larvae. Notes: * 2 queens, whose individual masses were 0.44 and 0.40 mg, § worker mass includes 16 males (5.84 mg, 19% of total mass), ∫ Queen not removed prior to measurement of worker MR.
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Title The metabolic and demographic composition of hunter-gather colonies.
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Description Raw data used to analyze the metabolic rate (MR; µ l CO2 hr-1) and demography of hunter-gatherer colonies. Collection localities are either Oklahoma (O) or Panama (P). N refers to the number of colonies sampled for a given species. Worker number and mass sums minor and majors for colonies of Pheidole. Reproductive mass sums adult male and female alate tissue. Mass is dry mass in mg. Means followed by SD in parentheses.
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Title Data used to calculate mass-specific metabolic rates of workers
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Description Data used for examination of individual worker metabolic rates (MR: µl CO2 mg-1 hr-1), presented in online figure A2. Mass values are dry mass (mg).
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Title Data for comparison of mass-specific MR of workers and fungus gardens
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Description Mean mass-specific metabolic rate (MR; µl CO2 mg-1 hr-1) for workers and fungal gardens, and results of one sample t-tests comparing worker MR with the mean value for their fungal gardens. Size measured as dry mass. N indicates number of individual workers measured for MR, and the number of individual colonies from which fungal gardens were measured for MR. Means followed by SD in parentheses.
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Title Accession numbers for the sequences used to infer the ant phylogeny
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Description Accession numbers for the sequences used to infer the ant phylogeny. In species where molecular data were not available (indicated with *), we used sequences from closely related congeners. COI barcodes for the species listed as ‘Processing’ were provided by D. Donoso and obtained in collaboration with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, using sequencing techniques and analytical tools in the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD; www.boldsystems.org/). New sequences for the study, as well as sequences for C. sumichrasti and P. villosa, are publicly available in the BOLD database, in the project ‘AOFBA’ named Ants of BCI_2_Project Atta. Molecular data included three genes: Cy-tochrome Oxidase I (COI; mitochondrial), wingless (nuclear), and long wavelength rho-dopsin (LWRh; nuclear).
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Shik JZ, Santos JC, Seal JN, Kay A, Mueller UG, Kaspari M (2014) Metabolism and the rise of fungus cultivation by ants. The American Naturalist 184(3): 364-373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677296

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Shik JZ, Santos JC, Seal JN, Kay A, Mueller UG, Kaspari M (2014) Data from: Metabolism and the rise of fungus cultivation by ants. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.sc574
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