DataDotDNA: an alternative marking system for tortoises of genus Testudo

Luca Brugnola, Carlo Biancardi, Nicoletta Di Francesco, Luciano Di Tizio, Adrian Gheorghiu


It was analyzed the effectiveness of one method of individual and unique marking, alternative to the application of microchip, on 17 specimens of Testudo hermanni through DataDotDNA technology. This technology has proven to be an effective system of marking of Testudo spp., answering the need for unambiguous identification of individuals. Further advantages are the easy application and reading, the long-term resistance as well as the difficulties of possible fraudulent tampering.

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