Improving genetic monitoring of the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)

  title={Improving genetic monitoring of the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)},
  author={Lauren C. White and Alan B. Horsup and ANDREA C. Taylor and Jeremy J. Austin},
  journal={Australian Journal of Zoology},
  pages={246 - 250}
Abstract. The endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) has been monitored via remote sampling and genetic techniques since 2000, thus avoiding the detrimental effects on the animals of trapping and increasing the precision of abundance estimates. The currently available dinucleotide microsatellite markers used for this task are prone to stutter and other polymerase chain reaction artefacts, making allele calling difficult, and requiring costly duplication to ensure accuracy… 
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