Validated methodology for quantifying infestation levels of dreissenid mussels in environmental DNA (eDNA) samples

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Luis Peñarrubia; Carles Alcaraz; Abraham bij de Vaate; Nuria Sanz; Carles Pla; Oriol Vidal; Jordi Viñas;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: volume 6issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/srep39067, pmc: PMC5155230
  • Subject: Animals invasors | Population genetics | Introduced organisms | Invasions biològiques | Musclos d’aigua dolça -- Genètica | Freshwater mussels -- Genetics | Genètica de poblacions | Biological invasions | Article
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The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1771) and the quagga mussel (D. rostriformis Deshayes, 1838) are successful invasive bivalves with substantial ecological and economic impacts in freshwater systems once they become established. Since their eradication is e... View more
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