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Burmese python environmental DNA data, and associated attributes, collected from ARM Loxahatchee NWR and surrounding areas, from 2014-2016

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2014
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2015
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2016

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Hunter, M.E., Meigs-Friend, G., Ferrante, J.A., Smith, B.J., and Hart, K.M., 2019, Burmese python environmental DNA data, and associated attributes, collected from ARM Loxahatchee NWR and surrounding areas, from 2014-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EC3ISX.

Summary

Environmental DNA (eDNA) detection of invasive species can be used to delimit occupied ranges and estimate probabilities to inform management decisions. Environmental DNA is shed into the environment through skin cells and bodily fluids and can be detected in water samples collected from lakes, rivers, and swamps. In south Florida, invasive Burmese pythons occupy much of the Greater Everglades in mostly inaccessible habitat and are credited with causing severe declines of native species’ populations. Detection of Burmese pythons by traditional methods, such as trapping and visual searching, have been largely ineffective, making eDNA a superior method for differentiating invaded habitat. We adapted a quantitative PCR eDNA assay for [...]

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Burmese_python_environmental_DNA_data_collected_from_Loxahatchee_NWR_area_from_2014-2016.xml
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python eDNA ddPCR data combined_v2.csv 84.74 KB
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Purpose

Data were obtained to in order to assess the presence of Burmese pythons through an environmental DNA assay we developed to be able to assist in informing future management decisions for ARM Loxahatchee NWR

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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9EC3ISX

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