Use of eDNA is One Step Closer to Early Detection of Invasive Green Crab on West Coast
In the fight against the invasion of green crabs on the West Coast, science may hold the best answer.
A new analysis method developed by University of Washington and Washington Sea Grant scientists could help contain future invasions and prevent new outbreaks using water testing and genetic analysis, the university said in a press release. The results show the DNA-based technique works as well in detecting the presence of green crabs as setting traps to catch the live animals.
The results suggest these two methods could complement ...
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