Table 3. Number of kilometers within which 20%, 50%, and 80% of samples could be correctly located by the continuous assignment method
Tissue/scat
Area Method* 20% 50% 80% Samples No. of loci
Overall Included 212 499 932 315/84 15.1/12.5
Excluded 404 731 1,263
West Included 39 135 331 0/23 NA/12.8
Excluded 392 559 1,891
Central forest Included 203 411 720 72/37 15.3/11.0
Excluded 432 725 1,117
Central savanna Included 98 286 405 26/6 14.8/13.8
Excluded 247 338 450
East Included 339 697 1,293 95/18 15.3/14.8
Excluded 431 844 1,450
South Included 227 535 933 120/0 15/NA
Excluded 459 836 1,379
  • NA, not applicable.

  • * The two methods (included and excluded) refer to all neighboring samples from that subpopulation were included versus excluded from the calculation of geographic-specific allele frequencies used to assign individuals from that location (see text).

  • Number of tissue and scat samples and mean number of loci successfully amplified per respective sample.