FEB 2021  
Laboratory Comes up with Technique to Identify Wildlife Species from DNA

The Molecular Biology Lab at the Government Arts College (GAC) in Udhagamandalam in Tamil Nadu has designed and standardized a DNA amplification technique that will allow researchers to identify the species and sex of tigers and leopards from scat and tissue samples. The results were published in Molecular Biology Reports, a scientific journal recently. The authors of the paper note that species authentication from scat and tissue samples is essential for detecting illegal wildlife trade and for formulating conservation strategies.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/