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Table 1 Number of DNA samples collected and successfully amplified with various primers

From: Noninvasive and nondestructive sampling for avian microsatellite genotyping: a case study on the vulnerable Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

Sample type Invasiveness category N a N b N c N d
Blood Invasive 16 16 16 16
Plucked feathers Nondestructive 31 31 31 31
Buccal swabs Nondestructive 13 13 13 13
Eggshell swabs Noninvasive 64 64 62 55a
Shed feathers Noninvasive 16 15 15 15
Feces Noninvasive 19 13 11 11
Total   159 152 148 141
  1. N a number of samples collected in the field, N b number of samples that successfully amplified mtDNA, N c number of samples successfully amplified with the CHD gene, N d number of samples that successfully amplified more than 5 microsatellite loci
  2. aFive eggshell swabs with DNA contamination were also eliminated