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Estimating Population Size of Mexican Wolves Noninvasively (Arizona)

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/44739
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Abstract:
The article relates a study which uses a non-invasive genetic sampling as a cost-effective method for estimation of Mexican wolf population in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA) in Arizona. It relates that authors of the study attempts species and individual identification using DNA extracted from wolf scat. It is mentioned that DNA amplification of a scat sample will allow the researchers to treat reoccurrences of a genotype in additional samples as marked recapture. It is also noted that the researchers extracted DNA from surface scrapings of scat following the protocol for human DNA analysis
Author(s):
Cariappa, C.A. , Ballard, Warren , Breck, Stewart , Piaggio, Antoinette J. , Neubaum, Melissa
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Ecological restoration 2008 Mar., v. 26, no. 1
Language:
English
Year:
2008
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.