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  • Team streamlines DNA collection, analysis for elephant conservation

    African savanna elephants

    A new approach to obtaining DNA from elephant dung is faster, cheaper and more comprehensive than previous methods, researchers report. Pictured: African savanna elephants in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.

    Photo by Rudi van Aarde


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Alida de Flamingh, email

    To reach Ripan Malhi, email

    To reach Alfred Roca, email
    The paper “Combining methods for non-invasive fecal DNA enables whole genome and metagenomic analyses in wildlife biology” is available to members of the media from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.1021004