PCR-based sexing in conservation biology: Wrong answers from an accurate methodology?

@article{Robertson2005PCRbasedSI,
  title={PCR-based sexing in conservation biology: Wrong answers from an accurate methodology?},
  author={Bruce C Robertson and Neil J. Gemmell},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={267-271}
}
Molecular tests of sex based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are now commonplace in conservation biology, routinely guiding management decisions. While molecular approaches to sexing can be highly reliable, current practices may leave an undesirable level of uncertainty in the sexes identified, because researchers focus on determining the sex-specific nature of a test, largely ignoring the accuracy of the test to correctly sex individuals. This latter step requires considerably more… CONTINUE READING