Molecular identification of man-eating carnivores from scat samples


We describe a simple, rapid molecular method for identifying man-eating carnivores. We designed mitochondrial control region based human-specific primers. These selectively amplify human DNA. We sequenced PCR amplicons and the presence of human remains was confirmed in two tiger scats collected in conflicting sites. PCR-based human-specific amplification… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-0109-0


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@article{Gupta2013MolecularIO, title={Molecular identification of man-eating carnivores from scat samples}, author={Sandeep Kumar Gupta and Ajit Kumar}, journal={Conservation Genetics Resources}, year={2013}, volume={6}, pages={271-274} }