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.
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.…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More