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An environmental DNA assay for detecting Macquarie perch, Macquaria australasica

Piggott, Maxine


Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica) are an endangered freshwater fish found in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. I developed a species-specific assay to detect Macquarie perch DNA in environmental samples. The assay is highly specific to detect Macquarie perch, and produced no amplification from 18 co-distributed species. Testing the assay on environmental water samples demonstrated positive detections where Macquarie perch are known to be present in low and moderate density.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI: 10.1007/s12686-016-0666-0


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