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Development and Utilization of Genetic Probes for Studying Zebra Mussel Veligers

@inproceedings{Frischer1997DevelopmentAU,
  title={Development and Utilization of Genetic Probes for Studying Zebra Mussel Veligers},
  author={M. Frischer and Jane A. Wyllie and A. Hansen and S. A. Nierzwicki-Bauer},
  year={1997}
}
A key issue in the management of zebra mussel populations is early, rapid, and accurate detection of the planktonic forms of the mussel veligers. In this study, an alternative technology to microscopic enumeration of zebra mussel veligers has been developed based on a species specific genetic probe targeting the 18S rRNA molecule. Probe specificity and sensitivity were determined empirically in the laboratory. The probe did not hybridize to any other bivalve representative tested, including a… Expand
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