eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance

Posted by on November 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Categories: Top News

When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are abundant is vital. A recent study successfully used environmental DNA to detect invasive clams in California and Nevada lakes. Researchers believe this tool can help identify pests before they become a problem.

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