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A 'feather-trap' for collecting DNA samples from birds

Maurer, Golo; Beck, Nadeena; Double, Michael

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Genetic analyses of birds are usually based on DNA extracted from a blood sample. For some species, however, obtaining blood samples is difficult because they are sensitive to handling, pose a conservation or animal welfare concern, or evade capture. In such cases, feathers obtained from live birds in the wild can provide an alternative source of DNA. Here, we provide the first description and evaluation of a 'feather-trap', consisting of small strips of double-sided adhesive tape placed close...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21630
Source: Molecular Ecology Resources
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02711.x

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