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A Noninvasive Hair Sampling Technique to Obtain High Quality DNA from Elusive Small Mammals
 

A Noninvasive Hair Sampling Technique to Obtain High Quality DNA from Elusive Small Mammals

Article DOI: 10.3791/2791
March 13th, 2011

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Summary March 13th, 2011

We present a noninvasive sampling approach to efficiently collect hair samples from elusive small mammals, as shown for the American pika. We demonstrate the utility of this method by extracting DNA from sampled hair and amplifying several types of molecular markers commonly used in studies of wildlife ecology and conservation.

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