EPA Science Inventory

DNA barcoding as a tool for Great Lakes biological assessment

Citation:

Trebitz, A. DNA barcoding as a tool for Great Lakes biological assessment. UMD Biology Departmental Seminar, Duluth, MN, January 23, 2015.

Description:

Enumerating organisms found in water samples in support of biodiversity and biological condition assessment is a mainstay of aquatic ecology, yet can require considerable resources and expertise. DNA-based identification of mixed-organism samples offers the potential to greatly reduced the need for morphological taxonomy. This seminar will focus on the DNA barcoding approach as a tool for biological condition and invasive species assessment in the Great Lakes. As recent work by our team shows, DNA-barcoding is already viable for morphologically challenging fish life stages (e.g., larvae); however the reference libraries on which DNA-barcoding depends remain poorly developed for many zooplankton and benthic invertebrate taxa.

Purpose/Objective:

not applicable

URLs/Downloads:

UMD BIOLOGY PRES .PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 133.65 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Completion Date: 01/23/2015
Record Last Revised: 01/28/2015
Record Created: 01/28/2015
Record Released: 01/28/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 305152

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION