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Persistence of DNA in carcasses, slime and avian feces may affect interpretation of environmental DNA data

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Christopher M. Merkes, S. Grace McCalla, Nathan R. Jensen, Mark P. Gaikowski, and Jon J. Amberg, 2014, Persistence of DNA in carcasses, slime and avian feces may affect interpretation of environmental DNA data: PLoS ONE, v. 9, iss. 11.

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The prevention of non-indigenous aquatic invasive species spreading into new areas is a goal of many resource managers. New techniques have been developed to survey for species that are difficult to capture with conventional gears that involve the detection of their DNA in water samples (eDNA). This technique is currently used to track the invasion of bigheaded carps (silver carp and bighead carp; Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and H. nobilis) in the Chicago Area Waterway System and Upper Mississippi River. In both systems DNA has been detected from silver carp without the capture of a live fish, which has led to some uncertainty about the source of the DNA. The potential contribution to eDNA by vectors and fomites has not been explored. [...]

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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