Population monitoring of snow leopards using noninvasive collection of scat samples: a pilot study

@article{Janecka2008PopulationMO,
  title={Population monitoring of snow leopards using noninvasive collection of scat samples: a pilot study},
  author={Jan E. Janecka and R. Jackson and Z. Yuquang and Li Diqiang and Bayaraa Munkhtsog and Valerie A. Buckley-Beason and W. J. Murphy},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2008},
  volume={11}
}
The endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia occurs in rugged, high‐altitude regions of Central Asia. However, information on the status of this felid is limited in many areas. We conducted a pilot study to optimize moecular markers for the analysis of snow leopard scat samples and to examine the feasibility of using noninvasive genetic methods for monitoring this felid. We designed snow leopard‐specific primers for seven microsatellite loci that amplified shorter segments and avoided flanking… 

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