Accuracy and reliability of Dreissena spp. Larvae detection by cross-polarized light microscopy, imaging flow cytometry, and polymerase chain reaction assays

Author: Marc E. Frischer, Kevin L. Kelly, and Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer
Year: 2012
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Type: Journal Article
Topic: Monitoring/ Sampling



In this study a double-blind experiment was undertaken to assess the current reliability of 3 different methods for detecting Dreissena spp. larvae in plankton samples. Methods included CPLM, imaging flow cytometry (IFC), and DNA-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays.

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