Data from: Colonization and persistence of urban ant populations as revealed by joint estimation of kinship and population genetic parameters

Junpei Yamamoto, Kei Uchida & Yasuoki Takami
The decrease in biodiversity due to increasing urbanization has been well documented, but the processes of colonization and maintenance of wildlife populations in urban areas remain poorly understood. We address this issue using 462 individuals from 10 urban populations of the ant Formica japonica in Kobe City, Japan. We sampled workers regardless of colony identity, genotyped them using 6 microsatellite loci, and estimated allele frequencies and genotypes of reproductive individuals, together with other population genetic...

Registration Year

  • 2013

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  • Dataset


  • Kobe University