Noninvasive Genetics and Genomics Shed Light on the Status, Phylogeography, and Evolution of the Elusive Snow Leopard

  title={Noninvasive Genetics and Genomics Shed Light on the Status, Phylogeography, and Evolution of the Elusive Snow Leopard},
  author={Jan E. Janecka and Charlotte E. Hacker and Jennifer C. Broderick and Sree H. Pulugulla and Philip E. Auron and McKenna Ringling and Brionna Nelson and Bariushaa Munkhtsog and Shafqat Hussain and Brian W. Davis and Rodney Jackson},
Noninvasive genetic methods and genomics have been able to provide important insights into the distribution, ecology, and evolution of the snow leopard. Scat sampling has yielded quantitative population size estimates using surveys that can be implemented over areas larger than can be done with more traditional methods. Scat has also been used to better understand the diet of this species. It has been found that in many regions snow leopards frequently consume livestock. New molecular markers… 

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