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.
|Title||Development of a quantitative PCR assay for detecting Egeria densa in environmental DNA samples|
|Authors||Dorothy M. Chase, Lauren M Kuehne, Julian D. Olden, Carl Ostberg|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Conservation Genetics Resources|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Fisheries Research Center|