Environmental DNA Mapping of Zebra Mussel Populations

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Location: Minnesota

Treatment Type: N/A

Treatment Method Used: N/A

This project developed an eDNA protocol for detecting zebra mussels in Minnesota waters. Fieldwork determined that eDNA is useful to predict presence/absence of invasive mussels, but not biomass.


Amberg, J.J. and Merkes, C.M., 2016. Environmental DNA Mapping of Zebra Mussel Populations. Legislative-Citizen Commision on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

Partner Agencies: 

US Fish and Wildlife Service


Jon J. Amberg and Christopher M. Merkes, U.S. Geological Survey

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