eDNA Sampling on the River Boyne

Building on the development of genetic probes (or assays) to identify the presence of Atlantic salmon and brown trout DNA from a range of sources, such as running water or fish slime in the holds of pelagic vessels, the geneticists at University College Dublin had planned to examine the droppings of predatory birds for the presence of salmonid DNA this Spring. Unfortunately, the field programme in Scotland had to be put on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions. However, the Covid-19…


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