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Research Article

Validation of eDNA Surveillance Sensitivity for Detection of Asian Carps in Controlled and Field Experiments

  • Andrew R. Mahon mail,

    mahon2a@cmich.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Institute for Great Lakes Research, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Christopher L. Jerde,

    Affiliation: Environmental Change Initiative and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Matthew Galaska,

    Affiliation: Environmental Change Initiative and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Jennifer L. Bergner,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Institute for Great Lakes Research, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America

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  • W. Lindsay Chadderton,

    Affiliation: Great Lakes Project, The Nature Conservancy, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, Indiana, United States of America

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  • David M. Lodge,

    Affiliation: Environmental Change Initiative and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Margaret E. Hunter,

    Affiliation: Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Leo G. Nico

    Affiliation: Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: March 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058316

About the Authors

Andrew R. Mahon, Jennifer L. Bergner
Department of Biology, Institute for Great Lakes Research, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America
Christopher L. Jerde, Matthew Galaska, David M. Lodge
Environmental Change Initiative and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
W. Lindsay Chadderton
Great Lakes Project, The Nature Conservancy, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, Indiana, United States of America
Margaret E. Hunter, Leo G. Nico
Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mahon2a@cmich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARM CLJ. Performed the experiments: ARM CLJ MG JLB. Analyzed the data: CLJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARM CLJ WLC DML MEH LGN. Wrote the paper: ARM CLJ WLC DML MEH LGN.