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Development of a quantitative PCR assay for detecting Egeria densa in environmental DNA samples

June 2, 2020

Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa) is an invasive freshwater plant that demonstrates widespread ecological impacts in freshwater ecosystems and causes substantial economic damage. Here, we developed an environmental DNA assay for detection of E. densa to provide resource managers with a tool for early detection, identification, and monitoring of invasive populations.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Development of a quantitative PCR assay for detecting Egeria densa in environmental DNA samples
DOI 10.1007/s12686-020-01152-w
Authors Dorothy M. Chase, Lauren M Kuehne, Julian D. Olden, Carl Ostberg
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Conservation Genetics Resources
Series Number
Index ID 70210779
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center