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    Author(s): K. J. CarimJ. C. S. DystheMichael YoungKevin McKelveyMichael Schwartz
    Date: 2016
    Source: Conservation Genetics Resources. 8(3): 197-199.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The upper Missouri River basin in the northwestern US contains disjunct Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) populations of conservation concern. To assist efforts aimed at understanding Artic grayling distribution, we developed a quantitative PCR assay to detect the presence of Arctic grayling DNA in environmental samples. The assay amplified low concentrations of Arctic grayling DNA consistently, and did not amplify non-target species, including sympatric salmonid fishes.

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    Carim, K. J.; Dysthe, J. C. S.; Young, M. K.; McKelvey, K. S.; Schwartz, M. K. 2016. An environmental DNA assay for detecting Arctic grayling in the upper Missouri River basin, North America. Conservation Genetics Resources. 8(3): 197-199.


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    Thymallus arcticus, eDNA, invasive species, qPCR

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