The effect of sample age and storage method on DNA yield and microsatellite amplification from baboon (Papio ursinus) faecal samples


Sampling methods that allow DNA collection without the physical handling of animals are popular in conservation genetics, but DNA isolated from faecal samples may be degraded, potentially leading to erroneous microsatellite genotyping results. We collected baboon faecal samples from fresh to 1-week post-defecation in a controlled sampling environment and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10344-010-0445-2


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