AAntBOL DNA Barcode Database
Title image Lasius fuji complex

Welcome to the AAntBOL DNA Barcode Database of Asian Ants !

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AAntBOL is a DNA barcode database of Asian ants. DNA barcoding is a taxonomic method that uses a short genetic marker in an organism's DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species. The cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 mitochondrial region (COI) is emerging as the standard barcode region for higher animals. It is 648 nucleotide base pairs long in most groups-a very short sequence. The data of AAntBOL contain standard DNA barcode region and other ones. In insects DNA barcode data of butterflies, mosquitoes and bees have been accumulated. We will accumulate Asian ant DNA barcode data and continue to open to the public.

The total number of specimens in AAntBOL at present is 108 (February 16, 2015). Each record consists of 40 items in the format of the Darwin Core of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), including scientific name, country, collection locality, collection date, collector, etc. of the specimen as well as its barcode data.

The ABeeBOL is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.

The AAntBOL file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

The use of data in this database is free of charge if the objective is academic study or educational purposes.

Items of Data

Data and Tags are the Following 40 items.
1.(DATE)Date Last Modified
2. (SID) DNA Sample ID
4. (GenBank) GenBank Accesssion No.
6. (GEN) Genome
7. (LOCUS) Locus
8. (PCR) PCR Primers
9. (SEQ) Sequence
10. (IST) Institution Code
11. (COLC) Collection Code
12. (NAME) Scientific name
13. (JPNAME) Japanese name
14. (BR) Basis of Record
15. (KING) Kingdum
16. (PHY) Phylum
17. (CL) Class
18. (OR) Order
19. (FAM) Family
20. (GEN) Genus
21. (SP) Species
22. (SSP) Subspecies
23. (AU) Scientific Name Author
24. (IDENT) Identification By
25. (YIDENT) Year Identified
26. (TYPES) Type Status
27. (COL) Collector
28. (COLD) Collecting Date
29. (C) Country
30. (STATE) State Province
31. (COUNT) County
32. (LOC) Locality
33. (LON) Longitude
34. (LAT) Latitude
35. (SEX) Sex
36. (TYPE) Preparation Type
37. (RCAT) Related Catalog Item
38. (SDEP) Specimen Depository
39. (PUB) Publication
40. (NOTE) Notes

Example of a record

Date Last Modified 2014 02 11
DNA Sample ID MM-LAS002
GenBank Accesssion No.  
Genome Mitochondrial
Locus COI (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I)
PCR Primers LCO1490/HCO2198
Institution Code KUM
Collection Code  
Scientific name Lasius fuji complex
Japanese name Japanese String
Basis of Record Japanese String
Kingdum Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Formicidae
Genus Lasius
Species cf. fuji
Scientific Name Author Radchenko, 2005
Identification By M. Maruyama
Year Identified 2009
Type Status  
Collector Maruyama-M
Collecting Date 2006/05/04
Country JP(JAPAN)
State Province Yamanashi
County Koshu-shi
Locality Enzan-kamihagiwara (450m), Koshu-shi, Yamanashi Pref., Honshu
Sex Female
Preparation Type  
Related Catalog Item  
Specimen Depository Kyushu University

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

  Tadauchi, O., C. Hirosawa, H. Inoue, T. Sugimoto, R. Murao, N. Takahashi, S. Sato, K. Mitai and Y. Hara, 2009. Specimen database AIIC, Asian insect information center database, based on types and normal specimens collected in Asia and the Pacific Area, Part 1. Esakia, (49): 1-5.

Copyright Notice

Entomology Database Project Group (Head: O. Tadauchi, Editors:M. Maruyama, N. Fujiwara, H. Itaya, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database AAntBOL.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about AAntBOL Should be the Following E-mail Address.

Database AAntBOL (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581
E-mail: tadauchi@kyudai.jp
E-mail: kamitani@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp