Advances in molecular biology and bioinformatics have permitted the development of the non-invasive analysis of DNA, otherwise known as genetic tagging. This technology has the ability not only to distinguish between species but also to identify individual animals. Combined with the range of non-invasive survey techniques (eg hair or scat collection), DNA analysis has become a critical addition to the traditional tools for monitoring foxes.
Fact sheet covering the use of DNA analysis for investigating and monitoring fox populations and behaviour in Australia. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Publisher:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|ISBN/ISSN:||PestSmart code: FXFS6|
|Region:||Australia - national|
|Documents:||PestSmart Factsheet: Advances in the molecular ecology of foxes [350 kb PDF]|
|Links:||PestSmart Toolkit: Foxes|