Specific amplification of the 18S rRNA gene as a method to detect zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) larvae in plankton samples

Author: Mark E. Frischer, Andew S. Hansen, Jane A. Wyllie, John Wimbush, Joanna Murray, & Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer
Year: 2002
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Type: Journal Article
Topic: Monitoring/ Sampling, Response



An important issue in the management of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) populations is early, rapid, and accurate detection of the planktonic larvae (veliger) of the zebra mussel. The goal of this study was to explore the feasibility of developing a molecular approach for the detection of zebra mussel larvae in diverse environments

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