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Table 2 Success rates of DNA concentrations and mitochondrial (mt)DNA and chromo-helicase-DNA-binding (CHD) gene amplification

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

Sample type DNA concentration (ng/µL) Successful PCR amplifications
Species identification Sex identification
Blood (n = 16) 252.16 ± 17.05 16 (100 %) 16 (100 %)
Plucked feathers (n = 31) 182.49 ± 7.95 31 (100 %) 31 (100 %)
Buccal swabs (n = 13) 86.69 ± 5.68 13 (100 %) 13 (100 %)
Eggshell swabs (n = 64) 27.20 ± 1.44 64 (100 %) 62 (96.88 %)
Shed feathers (n = 16) 13.59 ± 2.10 15 (93.75 %) 15 (100 %)
Feces (n = 19) 9.77 ± 1.83 13 (68.42 %) 11 (84.62 %)