Table 1

Sample collection information and estimated genome sizes for 40 species of ants, arranged by subfamily.

Subfamily

Species

1C Genome Size (Mb)

SE

#

Collection Info


Amblyoponinae

Amblyopone pallipes

335.5

1.2

3

USA: Indiana

MEAN

335.5

Ponerinae

Dinoponera australis

554.7

1.7

3 (1) 1

ARGENTINA: Misiones Prov.

Odontomachus brunneus

429.8

1.7

5

USA: Florida

Odontomachus bauri

477.3

0.7

5 (3) 1

COSTA RICA: La Selva

Odontomachus clarus

414.0

2.0

3

USA: Arizona

Odontomachus chelifer

523.2

11.7

4 (2) 1

ARGENTINA: Misiones Prov.

Odontomachus haematodus

496.5

7.0

5

ARGENTINA: Corrientes Prov.

Odontomachus cephalotes

425.0

13.0

4

AUSTRALIA: Queensland

Ponera pennsylvanica

591.9

1.3

2

USA: Illinois

MEAN

489.1

Myrmicinae

Atta cephalotes

300.1

1.1

2

PANAMA: Gamboa

Atta columbica

298.8

0.8

2

PANAMA: Gamboa

Apterostigma dentigerum

636.4

7.1

7

COSTA RICA: La Selva

Crematogaster hespera

275.9

1.8

3

USA: California

Eurhopalothrix procera

377.2

2.1

4

AUSTRALIA: Queensland

Messor andrei

253.5

1.4

8

USA: California

Myrmecina americana A

250.7

0.4

2

USA: Illinois

Myrmecina americana B

302.9

1.4

8

USA: Illinois

Pheidole hyatti

326.7

11.5

3

USA: California

Pogonomyrmex badius

262.8

11.9

4

USA: Florida

Pogonomyrmex californicus

249.5

0.8

4

USA: California

Pogonomyrmex coarctatus

282.9

2.5

6

ARGENTINA: Santa Fe Prov.

Pyramica rostrata

278.6

1.0

5 (4) 1

USA: Illinois

Sericomyrmex amabilis

440.7

2.1

7

COSTA RICA: La Selva

Solenopsis xyloni

472.3

1.3

3

USA: California

Tetramorium caespitum

256.4

1.0

6

USA: Illinois

MEAN

329.1

Formicinae

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

322.8

4.6

5

USA: Illinois

Camponotus castaneus

304.2

2.1

5

USA: Illinois

Formica pallidifulva

385.1

8.7

6

USA: Illinois

Lasius alienus

307.7

1.8

5

USA: Illinois

Prenolepis imparis

296.2

2.2

4

USA: California

MEAN

323.2

Dolichoderinae

Dorymyrmex bicolor

249.0

-

1

USA: California

Linepithema humile

250.8

1.5

8

USA: California

Liometopum occidentale

282.0

1.0

3

USA: California

Tapinoma sessile

374.4

1.5

4

USA: California

Tapinoma sessile

593.1

-

1

USA: California

MEAN 2

289.1

Pseudomyrmicinae

Pseudomyrmex gracilis

387.0

1.5

2

USA: Florida

Ectatomminae

Ectatomma tuberculatum

690.4

7.0

3 (1) 1

COSTA RICA: La Selva

Ecitoninae

Eciton burchelli

263.9

2.1

4

COSTA RICA: La Selva

Labidus coecus

365.8

8.6

4

COSTA RICA: La Selva

MEAN

314.9

Myrmeciinae

Myrmecia varians gp.

269.5

12.0

2

AUSTRALIA: Queensland

Cerapachyinae

Cerapachys edentata gp.

210.7

1.5

8

AUSTRALIA: Queensland


1 When replicates were taken from the same individual, the total number of individuals used is shown in parentheses

2 Excludes Tapinoma sessile individual with 593.1 MB genome.

Tsutsui et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008 8:64   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-64

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