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Advances and difficulties of molecular tools for carnivore conservation in the tropics

Goossens, Benoit ORCID: and Salgado-Lynn, Milena 2013. Advances and difficulties of molecular tools for carnivore conservation in the tropics. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Sup.28) , pp. 43-53.

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Genetic data are widely used to test ecological and evolutionary hypotheses that can be applicable to the conservation of wild carnivore populations. We present the most typical information derived from genetic data such as species identification, sex determination, and individual identification, and we address the practicalities of collection and preservation of the most common non-invasive genetic samples. A review of the most widely used molecular markers (mitochondrial DNA, microsatellites, SNPs) and the latest technological developments (whole genome amplifi cation, next generation sequencing) for genetic analysis of wild populations is also included, as well as a few tools for DNA analysis. Finally, we recommend a series of measures to increase the potential success of a genetic study in a wild carnivore species.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: carnivore; conservation genetics; molecular markers; non-invasive sampling; population genetics
Publisher: National University of Singapore
ISSN: 0217-2445
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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:41

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