Environmental DNA metabarcoding as an effective and rapid tool for fish monitoring in canals

McDevitt, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2677-7833, Sales, NG, Browett, SS, Sparnenn, AO, Mariani, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5329-0553, Wangensteen Fuentes, OS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5593-348X, Coscia, I ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5768-4675 and Benvenuto, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8378-8168 2019, 'Environmental DNA metabarcoding as an effective and rapid tool for fish monitoring in canals' , Journal of Fish Biology, 95 (2) , pp. 679-682.

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We focus on a case study along an English canal comparing environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding with two types of electrofishing techniques (wade‐and‐reach and boom‐boat). In addition to corroborating data obtained by electrofishing, eDNA provided a wider snapshot of fish assemblages. Given the semi‐lotic nature of canals, we encourage the use of eDNA as a fast and cost‐effective tool to detect and monitor whole fish communities.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0022-1112
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Funders: People's Postcode Lottery
Depositing User: Dr A McDevitt
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:13
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51566

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