Table 1

Overall result of Species and Carnivore specific PCR identification:

Carnivore PCR Positive sample

Carnivore PCR Negative sample

TOTAL(N)


Species PCR Positive samples

N = 19

N = 0

Total Species ID PCR positive = 19

Species PCR Negative samples

N = 30

N = 22

Total Species ID negative = 52

Total (N)

N = 49

N = 22

Total No. of samples = 71


All 19 snow leopard positive PCR samples were also positive for Carnivore specific PCR. There were 30 samples that were positive for carnivore PCR but negative for snow leopard PCR. For both species and carnivore specific PCR, there were 22 samples that did not yielded any amplification.

Karmacharya et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:516   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-516

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