DNA-based method allows reliable wolf-dog hybrid detection

A European team around TBG scientist Dr. Carsten Nowak has presented a new method in the scientific journal “BMC Genomics” that allows the reliable identification of wolf-dog hybrids on the basis of environmental samples such as feces, hair, or saliva residue. The method is based on DNA sequences, so called SNPs, and has a much higher resolution than conventional methods. Thus, it is expected to serve as a standard procedure in the future, allowing for comparable detection of hybridization rates across Europe. Find further information in the scientific study or the press release at Senckenberg. (Photo: Jan Noack/Senckenberg)

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