Skin swabs and buccal swabs in amphibians.
What is it about?
The sampling of DNA in threatened species such as amphibians has to be the less invasive as possible. Here, we showed that the swabbing of skin provided DNA in reasonable quantity and quality, and allowed accurate individual genotyping while limiting the handling of animals.
Why is it important?
Skin swabbing provided roughly as much DNA as the more traditional buccal swabbing, with similar genotyping succes, but without the inconvenients of buccal swabs (bleeding, etc.)
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