Geneticist extracts DNA from samples to detect fungal pathogen

Geneticist in lab using a pipette to extract a sample from a centrifuge tube

Detailed Description

Geneticist, Kylle Roy, extracts DNA from samples to detect Ceratocystis, a fungal pathogen that causes Rapid Ohia Death. Samples have been acquired using aerial spore traps, by collecting wood shavings from ohia trees, or by collecting frass (excrement) of wood-boring beetles.


Image Dimensions: 2056 x 3088

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Location Taken: US


Karen Courtot, USGS