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Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 41.2 (2018) Pages: 315-319

Using non–invasive genetic techniques to assist in maned wolf conservation in a remnant fragment of the Brazilian Cerrado

Mannise, N., Trovati, R. G., Duarte, J. M. B., Maldonado, J. E., González, S.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2018.41.0315

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Abstract

The maned wolf is a South American canid considered a keystone species of the Cerrado. We performed a genetic assessment of maned wolves that inhabit a small remnant fragment of the Cerrado in Brazil. We collected 84 fecal samples over a year and also included two tissue samples from road–killed animals. We successfully identified the species, sex, and individuals using molecular markers. Using microsatellite loci analysis we identified 13 different individuals, eight females and five males. The genetic variability level found and the high number of individuals detected indicates the presence of an open population.

Keywords

Fecal DNA, Microsatellite loci, ZFX–ZFY, Real time PCR, Neotropical canid

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Mannise, N., Trovati, R. G., Duarte, J. M. B., Maldonado, J. E., González, S., 2018. Using non–invasive genetic techniques to assist in maned wolf conservation in a remnant fragment of the Brazilian Cerrado. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 41: 315-319, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2018.41.0315

Reception date:

09/07/2017

Acceptation date:

20/12/2017

Publication date:

06/02/2018

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