Spend a Day in the Field!

August 29, 2017 Posted by: Hazel Galloway
Get the inside scoop on how park rangers and researchers collect DNA from bison in the field! In this video, bioscience technician Melissa Thompson explains the technique used to collect genetic samples without endangering the researchers or the animals. DNA from these samples is used to measure the genetic diversity of the herd, and gives us the tools to preserve genetic diversity here in the park, and across the continent.

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