Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Taylor M. Wilcox; Kevin S. McKelveyMichael K. Young; Winsor H. Lowe; Michael K. Schwartz
    Date: 2015
    Source: Conservation Genetics Resources. 7: 639-641.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (249.0 KB)

    Description

    Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling has become a widespread approach for detecting aquatic animals with high potential for improving conservation biology. However, little research has been done to determine the size of particles targeted by eDNA surveys. In this study, we conduct particle distribution analysis of eDNA from a captive Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in a flow-through mesocosm. Our data suggest that 1.2–10-lm particles are the most common size of eDNA from Brook Trout, which is consistent with our hypotheses that eDNA in the environment is comprised of loosely aggregated smaller particles, resulting in high inter-sample heterogeneity. These findings are similar to those of a study on Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in lentic systems.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Wilcox, Taylor M.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Young, Michael K.; Lowe, Winsor H.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2015. Environmental DNA particle size distribution from Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Conservation Genetics Resources. 7: 639-641.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    detection, eDNA, mitochondria, fish

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/48666