Non-invasive genetic sampling of deer: a method for DNA extraction and genetic analysis from antlers
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Keywords

conservation
genetic material
huemul
South America
taruca conservación
huemul
material genético
Sudamérica
taruca

Abstract

We describe a non-invasive technique to isolate genomic DNA from connective tissue present in the antlers of deer of the genus Hippocamelus. This method is simpler and more effective than conventional more-destructive procedures which damage the collection material. This method is applicable to all cervids that annually regenerate their antlers.

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