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Application of environmental DNA for inventory and monitoring of aquatic species

Using genetic analysis of organic material found in aquatic environments it is possible to detect the presence of organisms without necessarily observing or capturing individuals. Explains terms, methods, and prospective utility of this approach.

by Pilliod, David S.; Goldberg, Caren S.; Laramie, Matthew B.; and Waits, Lisette P.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3146
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Biochemistry, Biological population management, Genetic diversity, Nonindigenous species, Polymerase chain reaction, Specimen collecting
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