Preliminary Assessment of DNA Extraction Methods and Utility of Microsatellite Genetic Assay for American Badgers

Type: report

Article abstract: The goals of this study were to (1) conduct a preliminary assessment of alternative DNA extraction protocols to provide efficient isolation of DNA from badger scat samples, and (2) to assess the utility of a microsatellite genetic assay using available published microsatellite loci for identifying individual badgers in San Diego County.

Number of pages: 9

Authors: Wood, Dustin; Mitelberg, Anna; Brehme, Cheryl; Vandergast, Amy;

Day: 8

Month: March

Year: 2016

Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center;

Keywords: American badgers; Badger; genetic; genetics;

Species: American badger


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