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Table 3 Overall PCR success of foot pad and body skin samples

From: Utility of arsenic-treated bird skins for DNA extraction

  192 bp 330 bp 600 bp
skin As-treated (n = 36) 36 (100%) 19 (53%) 12 (33%)
  untreated (n = 28) 28 (100%) 26 (93%) 22 (78%)
  total (n = 64) 64 (100%) 45 (70%) 34 (53%)
feet As-treated (n = 36) 36 (100%) 32 (89%) 21 (58%)
  untreated (n = 28) 28 (100%) 28 (100%) 27 (96%)
  total (n = 64) 64 (100%) 60 (94%) 48 (75%)
skin & feet As-treated (n = 72) 72 (100%) 51 (71%) 33 (46%)
  untreated (n = 56) 56 (100%) 54 (96%) 49 (88%)
  total (n = 128) 128 (100%) 105 (82%) 82 (64%)
  1. Numbers of samples and percentage with successful PCR are given per sample type and amplicon length. Arsenic-treated samples are from the pre-1971 period.