Validation of swabs as a non-destructive and relatively non-invasive DNA sampling method in fish

Le Vin, A.L., Adam, A., Tedder, A., Arnold, K.E. and Mable, B.K. (2010) Validation of swabs as a non-destructive and relatively non-invasive DNA sampling method in fish. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11(1), pp. 107-109. (doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02909.x)

Le Vin, A.L., Adam, A., Tedder, A., Arnold, K.E. and Mable, B.K. (2010) Validation of swabs as a non-destructive and relatively non-invasive DNA sampling method in fish. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11(1), pp. 107-109. (doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02909.x)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02909.x

Abstract

Non-destructive methods of collecting DNA from small fish species can be problematic, as fin clips can potentially affect behaviour or survivorship in the wild. Swabbing body mucus may provide a less invasive method of DNA collection. However, risk of contamination from other individuals in high density groups could give erroneous genotyping results. We compared multilocus microsatellite genotypes from the same individuals when collected at low and high density and compared this with fin clips. We found no differences between these categories, with a genotyping error rate of 0.42%, validating the use of body mucus swabbing for DNA collection in fish

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adam, Ms Aileen and Le Vin, Dr Ashley and Mable, Professor Barbara and Arnold, Dr Kathryn
Authors: Le Vin, A.L., Adam, A., Tedder, A., Arnold, K.E., and Mable, B.K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Molecular Ecology Resources
ISSN:1755-098X

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