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S&T Project 1831 Final Report: Investigation of DNA metabarcoding for macroinvertebrate surveys and invasive species detection

DNA metabarcoding is a rapidly developing technique for rapidly surveying entire communities of organisms from individual environmental samples. Metabarcoding was tested for macroinvertebrate surveys and for detection of invasive species, including quagga mussel. Results were compared to traditional methods. Metabarcoding has significant potential, but this study demonstrated that carful planning and assay validation will be key to the successful adoption of this technique.
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Generation Effort S&T Project 1831: Investigation of DNA Metabarcoding for Macroinvertebrate Surveys and Invasive Species Detection
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Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Friday, December 11th, 2020


The findings and conclusions of this work are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Reclamation.