Species identification using a small nuclear gene fragment: application to sympatric wild carnivores from South-western Europe

@article{Oliveira2009SpeciesIU,
  title={Species identification using a small nuclear gene fragment: application to sympatric wild carnivores from South-western Europe},
  author={R. Oliveira and D. Castro and R. Godinho and G. Luikart and P. Alves},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={1023-1032}
}
  • R. Oliveira, D. Castro, +2 authors P. Alves
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Species identification is essential for non-invasive studies of elusive and rare animals, and for detecting illegal harvest or trade of wildlife species. However, most molecular tests identify only a limited number of species or require multiple laboratory steps to distinguish many taxa. Additionally, most protocols use mitochondrial DNA being, therefore, especially prone to problems such as nuclear insert copies, high intraspecific diversity or heteroplasmy. Here, we developed a molecular test… CONTINUE READING
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