DNA FROM FECES AND MUSEUM SPECIMENS CONFIRMS A FIRST STATE RECORD BIRD

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dc.contributor.author Lindsay, Alec R.
dc.contributor.author Haas, Skye C. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-12T14:41:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-12T14:41:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/122716
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT.— In October 2005, a vagrant kingbird (Aves: Tyrannus sp.) appeared in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, nearly 2000 km from the northern limit of its usual range. Using mitochondrial DNA obtained from a fecal sample deposited by the bird and mitochondrial DNA isolated from museum reference specimens, the species identity of this bird was definitively confirmed as a Tropical Kingbird (T. melancholicus) rather than a Couch’s Kingbird (T. couchii). This is the first time DNA evidence has been used to establish a state bird record, and one of the few studies of any type to successfully use avian feces for DNA analysis. Circumstantial evidence indicates that this bird was possibly displaced from its original range by Hurricane Wilma in October, 2005. Identification of vagrant birds is important for studying avian populations, and non-invasive genetic sampling techniques should be considered when traditional means of identification fail to provide definitive evidence of identity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries OP742 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology en_US
dc.subject fecal DNA, mtDNA, non-invasive genetic sample, PCR inhibition, vagrant species en_US
dc.title DNA FROM FECES AND MUSEUM SPECIMENS CONFIRMS A FIRST STATE RECORD BIRD en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Science (General)
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/122716/1/OP 742.pdf
dc.owningcollname Zoology, University of Michigan Museum of (UMMZ)
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