Maxxam is committed to delivering “Success Through Science”. One of the ways that we deliver on this promise is by staying current on the latest and most up-to-date analytical methodologies. Maxxam’s winter edition of Enviro Insights introduces a relatively new field technique – environmental DNA (eDNA). This edition provides a primer on the history of eDNA testing, sampling techniques, running a successful eDNA program and limitations of the methodology. Continue reading to understand why eDNA is quickly gaining popularity over traditional methods for ecological surveying.

December 13, 2018 in Winter 2018 - eDNA

Welcome to the Fourth Edition!

Maxxam is committed to delivering “Success Through Science”. One of the ways that we deliver on this promise is by staying current on the latest and most up-to-date analytical methodologies.…
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December 12, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Understanding Environmental DNA Testing

What is eDNA? eDNA refers to the genetic material (nuclear, mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA) that is released by an organism to its environment as dead skin/plant cells, hair, feces, urine,…
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December 11, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Confidence in Your Environmental DNA Study

Regulatory acceptance of eDNA technology requires that results be both reliable and defensible.  This can be achieved through proper field sampling, sample handling, laboratory assay design and validation. There are…
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December 10, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Environmental DNA Technical Bulletin

Environmental DNA (eDNA) testing is a scientific tool available to augment or replace conventional ecological survey methods for the detection of species of management interest. eDNA refers to the genetic…
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December 9, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Environmental DNA Webinar

https://youtu.be/0NAd9Xy-jVE
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December 9, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Environmental DNA FAQ

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is quickly gaining attention as a tool for ecological surveying. It is gaining popularity due to its accuracy, compared to intrusive traditional methods. Below is a selection…
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December 7, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Environmental DNA Collection, Filtration and Preservation

Equipment and Materials FIELD COLLECTION FILTRATION FILTER PRESERVATION Polypropylene (PP or HDPE) Nalgene sample bottles, 1 L size 250 mL filter funnels with 47 mm diameter, 0.45 µm pore size…
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December 6, 2018 in Winter 2018 - eDNA

Important considerations for eDNA sampling, filtration and preservation

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December 5, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Fun Fact on DNA

The First Use of DNA Profiling as Forensics Evidence in a Criminal Case The principle of DNA profiling was accidentally discovered by geneticist Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester,…
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December 4, 2018 in Articles, Winter 2018 - eDNA

Maxxam Employees Donate to Those in Need This Holiday Season

Maxxam is committed to giving back to the community through our social responsibility programs.  The annual Food Drive is a long-standing tradition at Maxxam that ties in to our social…
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