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Adult zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (left) and quagga mussel D. rostriformis (right).
Marshall, N.T., and C.A. Stepien (2019): Invasion genetics from eDNA and thousands of larvae: A targeted metabarcoding assay that distinguishes species and population variation of zebra and quagga mussels. Ecol. Evol., 9, 3515–3538, doi: 10.1002/ece3.4985.
Identifying species and population genetic compositions of biological invasions at early life stages and/or from environmental (e)DNA using targeted high-throughput sequencing (HTS) metabarcode assays offers powerful and cost-effective means for early detection, analysis of spread patterns, and evaluating population changes.
Read the paper at Ecology and Evolution (Wiley).