Table 1: The species, number of samples, and the method of sample preservation used in this study.

Common nameScientific nameAnimals sampledSample preservation

PukuKobus vardoni770% ETOH
ElandTaurotragus oryx370% ETOH
ImpalaAepyceros melampus370% ETOH
Kafue LechweKobus leche kafuensis370% ETOH & PBS
BushbuckTragelaphus sylvaticus2PBS and frozen
WaterbuckKobus ellipsiprymnus2PBS and frozen
BuffaloSyncerus caffer2PBS and frozen
WildebeestConnochaetes taurinus2PBS and frozen
SableHippotragus niger2PBS and frozen
ReedbuckRedunca arundinum2Formalin
HartebeestAlcelaphus buselaphus1Formalin

ETOH: ethanol; PBS: phosphate buffered saline.