eDNA detection probabilities for the identification of aquatic invasive species

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    The utility of environmental DNA (eDNA) as a method for species detection is a promising new tool. eDNA refers to DNA fragments that have been extracted from environmental samples such as air, soil, or water. The eDNA method offers several advantages over traditional detection techniques such as its specificity, sensitivity, resource-efficiency and that it does not require capture, handling, or direct observation of the species of interest.
    This research focuses on testing the parameters required to develop a robust eDNA detection framework that can be generally applied to Australia’s aquatic invasive species.
    Effective start/end date1/12/1430/11/17


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