Studying Seabird Diet through Genetic Analysis of Faeces: A Case Study on Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus)

@article{Deagle2007StudyingSD,
  title={Studying Seabird Diet through Genetic Analysis of Faeces: A Case Study on Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus)},
  author={B. Deagle and N. Gales and K. Evans and S. Jarman and Sarah Robinson and Rowan Trebilco and M. Hindell},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2}
}
Background Determination of seabird diet usually relies on the analysis of stomach-content remains obtained through stomach flushing; this technique is both invasive and logistically difficult. We evaluate the usefulness of DNA-based faecal analysis in a dietary study on chick-rearing macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) at Heard Island. Conventional stomach-content data was also collected, allowing comparison of the approaches. Methodology/Principal Findings Prey-specific PCR tests were… Expand
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