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Data from: "A reduced representation libraries approach for nuclear marker development via 454 sequencing applied on Tetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" in Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 February 2015 to 31 March 2015

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Wagner, Herbert C. et al. (2015), Data from: "A reduced representation libraries approach for nuclear marker development via 454 sequencing applied on Tetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" in Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 February 2015 to 31 March 2015, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.fk558

Abstract

To clarify species boundaries in the cryptic Tetramorium caespitum/impurum ant species complex, a multi-disciplinary approach is necessary. Nuclear DNA markers constitute one important step in species delimitation. We established a reduced representation library (RRL) based on amplified fragment-length polymorphism (AFLP) PCR products of four species. Amplicons were size-selected by gel-electrophoresis, DNA-fragments recovered from the agarose gels, and 454 libraries constructed by a commercial provider. Pyrosequencing yielded 490,155 reads, from which we designed cross-species amplifying primer pairs for 28 loci. Wetlab procedures, bioinformatic pipeline, alignment statistics, and the developed primers are presented.

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