US scientists track fish migration using DNA in water samples
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UNITED STATESWednesday, April 19, 2017A simple analysis of fish DNA in water drawn from two New York rivers succ

 

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 

A simple analysis of fish DNA in water drawn from two New York rivers successfully tracked the presence or absence of numerous species during a spring marine migration, according to new research.

The inexpensive technique, which can have broad applications in monitoring and protecting aquatic life, was conducted in the East River, which is actually an inlet, and the Hudson River in 2016.

"By conducting a series of tests over time, collecting surface water from the same point on both the Hudson and East Rivers once a week for six months, we've successfully demonstrated a novel way to record fish migration," said the researchers at New York's Rockefeller University, whose work appeared in the latest issue of scientific journal PLOS One.

Source: The Star


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