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Asian carp eggs cannot be distinguished from other cyprinid species on the basis of morphology alone: Supporting Data

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2013-06-03
End Date
2013-09-27

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James H Larson. 2016. Asian carp eggs cannot be distinguished from other cyprinid species on the basis of morphology alone: Supporting Data. U.S. Geological Survey data release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7MP51BW.

Summary

Eggs were collected in the Upper Mississippi main stem (Pool 9 and Pool 11) during the summer of 2013. Using previously published morphological characteristics, eggs were positively identified as belonging to an invasive Asian carp genus. A subsample of these eggs was subsequently analyzed using molecular methods to determine species identity. Genetic identification of a total of 41 eggs was attempted using the cytochrome c oxidase 1 (COI) gene. Due to the preservation technique used (formalin) and resulting DNA degradation, sequences from only 17 individuals could be recovered. In all cases, non-carp cyprinids were identified as the most likely species identity (usually a Notropis spp.). In previously published reports, the primary [...]

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To identify the spatial extent of Asian carp reproduction.

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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