A SNP chip to detect introgression in wildcats allows accurate genotyping of single hairs

  title={A SNP chip to detect introgression in wildcats allows accurate genotyping of single hairs},
  author={B. Nussberger and P. Wandeler and G. Camenisch},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  • B. Nussberger, P. Wandeler, G. Camenisch
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research
  • Genotyping non-invasively collected samples is challenging. Nevertheless, genetic monitoring of elusive species like the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) mainly relies on such samples. Wildcats are likely threatened through introgression with domestic cats (F. silvestris catus). To determine introgression based on single cat hairs, we developed a 96.96 Fluidigm single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array chip. To estimate the accuracy of this method, we compared… CONTINUE READING
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