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Potential for DNA-based identification of Great Lakes fauna: match and mismatch between taxa inventories and DNA barcode libraries
- Anett S. Trebitz, J. Hoffman, G. W. Grant, Tyler M. Billehus, E. Pilgrim
- Biology, Medicine
- Scientific reports
- 22 July 2015
DNA-based identification of mixed-organism samples offers the potential to greatly reduce the need for resource-intensive morphological identification, which would be of value both to bioassessment… Expand
Early detection monitoring for aquatic non-indigenous species: Optimizing surveillance, incorporating advanced technologies, and identifying research needs.
- Anett S. Trebitz, J. Hoffman, +13 authors James Schardt
- Engineering, Medicine
- Journal of environmental management
- 1 November 2017
Following decades of ecologic and economic impacts from a growing list of nonindigenous and invasive species, government and management entities are committing to systematic early- detection… Expand
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH: Genetic diversity in two introduced biofouling amphipods (Ampithoe valida & Jassa marmorata) along the Pacific North American coast: investigation into molecular identification…
Aim We investigated patterns of genetic diversity among invasive populations of Ampithoe valida and Jassa marmorata from the Pacific North American coast to assess the accuracy of morphological… Expand
Does DNA Barcoding Improve Performance of Traditional Stream Bioassessment Metrics?
Abstract: Benthic macroinvertebrate community composition is used to assess wetland and stream condition and to help differentiate the effects of stressors among sites. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)… Expand
Sex association and synonymy in southwestern U.S. species of Dasymutilla (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
Species of the velvet ant genus Dasymutilla exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism and many are known from only one sex. Several sets of species from the southwestern U.S. have been suspected of being… Expand
Addressing the Dasymutilla quadriguttata Species-Group and Species-Complex (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae): Several Distinct Species or a Single, Morphologically Variable Species?
Abstract This study uses morphological and natural history data, along with molecular data derived from the internal transcribed spacers 1 and 2 (ITS1 and ITS2), to investigate the status of species… Expand
Genetic structure of the benthic amphipod Diporeia (Amphipoda: Pontoporeiidae) and its relationship to abundance in Lake Superior
The freshwater amphipod Diporeia is a crucial part of the food web in the Laurentian Great Lakes, but has faced serious declines correlated with the invasion of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha),… Expand
Evaluating Ethanol-based Sample Preservation to Facilitate Use of DNA Barcoding in Routine Freshwater Biomonitoring Programs Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Molecular methods, such as DNA barcoding, have the potential to enhance biomonitoring programs worldwide. Altering routinely used sample preservation methods to protect DNA from degradation may pose… Expand
Ballast Water Exchange and Invasion Risk Posed by Intracoastal Vessel Traffic: An Evaluation Using High Throughput Sequencing.
- J. Darling, J. Martinson, +5 authors G. Ruiz
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Environmental science & technology
- 30 July 2018
Ballast water remains a potent vector of non-native aquatic species introductions, despite increased global efforts to reduce risk of ballast water mediated invasions. This is particularly true of… Expand
A Molecular Method for Associating the Dimorphic Sexes of Velvet Ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
Abstract For several groups of insects, including the velvet ants, male–female associations are difficult because of extreme dimorphism between the sexes. Many species, or even genera, are known from… Expand