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Advancement to hair-sampling surveys of a medium-sized mammal: DNA-based individual identification and population estimation of a rare Australian marsupial, the spotted-tailed quoll ( Dasyurus maculatus )

Ruibal, Monica; Peakall, Rodney; Claridge, Andrew W.; Murray, Andrew; Firestone, Karen


Context. Enumeration of cryptic/rare or widely distributed mammal species is exceedingly difficult for wildlife managers using standard survey methods. Individual identification via non-invasive hair-DNA methods offers great promise in extending the information available from hairs collected to survey for presence/absence of a species. However, surprisingly few wildlife studies have attempted this because of potential limitations with the field method and genetic samples. Aim. The applicability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR09087


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