Exciting preliminary results from our NYC/NJ Aquatic Environmental DNA (eDNA) project are posted on our updated webpage http://phe.rockefeller.edu/barcode/blog/nycnj-aquatic-vertebrate-edna-project/ The project aims to detect fish and other aquatic vertebrates by analyzing the traces of DNA they leave behind in the water. So far we have analyzed about a dozen water samples and successfully detected eDNA of 8 freshwater and 10 marine fish species, as well as a variety of birds and mammals. This project is part of a joint initiative in oceans research with Monmouth University.
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