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Round goby eDNA survey, evaluation, and laboratory data in Lakes Michigan and Huron 2016-2017


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Nevers, M.B., Shively, D., Przybyla-Kelly, K., Spoljaric, A.M., and Roseman, E.F., 2017, Round goby eDNA survey, evaluation, and laboratory data in Lakes Michigan and Huron 2016-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data included are from a series of field sample collections from Lakes Michigan and Huron, and laboratory mesocosms targeting the round goby fish (Neogobius melanostomus). The round goby is a benthic fish that has heavily invaded four of the five Laurentian Great Lakes. Because it inhabits a variety of substrates, including coastal breakwaters, traditional methods (e.g., trawling, trapping) are inadequate to quantify overall population size. Environmental DNA (eDNA) may be a viable option for improving detection and quantification of the species. Field data include number of round goby caught and associated ambient conditions of the aquatic matrix (temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen). Mesocosm data include information [...]


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Field samples Minnow Traps.csv 1.57 KB
Field samples physical data.csv 6.31 KB
Field Samples qPCR.csv 3.04 KB
Mesocosm Goby size.csv 324 Bytes
Mesocosm information.csv 216 Bytes
Mesocosm qPCR.csv 42.62 KB
Mesocosm Water chem.csv 2.33 KB
DNA_Extraction_DNeasy_PowerWater _Kit.pdf 59.61 KB


These data were collected as part of a project to apply a DNA-based method for detecting the invasive round goby fish (Neogobius melanostomus) in the Laurentian Great Lakes.



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  • USGS Data Release Products



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7GH9H6F

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