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Dr. Tracie Seimon, On Using eDNA To Track Wildlife

Dr. Tracie Seimon, On Using eDNA To Track Wildlife
(September 17, 2018) Our Molecular Department has pioneered the development of a portable, hand-held smartphone based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) field friendly kit for detection of environmental DNA (eDNA). Living organisms shed cells containing DNA into the environment, where it can be detected by extremely sensitive PCR testing. The kit was developed to detect the DNA of the nearly extinct Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), of which only four are known.Watch our lead scientist, Dr Tracie Seimo...

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