DNA reveals the ecology of African elephants


  • Stephanie Schuttler shows the audience how to use DNA extracted from elephant dung to understand the social structure of African elephants.
  • In this broadcast, she uses gel electrophoresis to separate the bands of DNA to identify male and female elephants.


  • 37 minutes

Information about the Author:

  • Stephanie Schuttler was a graduate student in the Biological Sciences at MU working with Dr. Lori Eggert.
  • Her dissertation research explored the social structure of and spatial relationships among African forest elephants.