Environmental DNA metabarcoding as an effective and rapid tool for fish monitoring in canals
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AuthorMcDevitt, Allan D; Sales, Naiara Guimaraes; Browett, Samuel S.; Sparnenn, Abbie O.; Mariani, Stefano; Wangensteen Fuentes, Owen Simon; Coscia, Ilaria; Benvenuto, Chiara
We focus on a case study along an English canal comparing environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding with two types of electrofishing techniques (wade‐and‐reach and boom‐boat). In addition to corroborating data obtained by electrofishing, eDNA provided a wider snapshot of fish assemblages. Given the semi‐lotic nature of canals, we encourage the use of eDNA as a fast and cost‐effective tool to detect and monitor whole fish communities.
This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: McDevitte, A.D., Sales, N.G., Browett, S.S., Sparnenn, A.O., Mariani, S., Wangsteen, O.S., Coscia, I. & Benvenuto, C. (2019). Environmental DNA metabarcoding as an effective and rapid tool for fish monitoring in canals. Journal of Fish Biology, 95(2), 679-682, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14053. . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.