Aquatic Invasive Species

DETECTION OF Aquatic Invasive Species

The IDENTIFICA aquatic invasive species ID service will detect the presence of important invasive species in environmental samples.

Aquatic invasive or exotic species are aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural range. Their presence may threaten the diversity or abundance of native species and harm native ecosystems. Their presence may also harm commercial, agricultural, or recreational activities.

We are able to detect several invasive species in your sample. The list bellow gives some examples of species detected by our service. Other species might be detected is necessary.

Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Asian Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus)
Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus)
Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
Channeled Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata)
Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)
Clubbed Tunicate (Styela clava)
Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus)
Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris)
Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Gudgeon (Gobio gobio)
Largemouth black bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Lionfish (Pterois volitans)
New Zealand Mud Snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)
Northern Snakehead (Channa argus)
Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)
Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis)
Red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkia)
Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)
Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
Sea Squirt (Didemnum vexillum)
Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus)
Tench (Tinca tinca)
Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa)
White Spotted Jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata)
Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

OUR IDENTIFICATION SERVICE

Samples

CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO PREPARE THE SAMPLE OR REQUEST OUR SAMPLING KIT. WE GUARANTEE RESULTS ON DIFFERENT SAMPLE TYPES.

Genetics

WE USED THE SPINDEL APPROACH AND CONVENTIONAL PCR ASSAYS FOR DETECTION OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES DNA.

Results

YOU RECEIVE A REPORT DESCRIBING THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF INVASIVE SPECIES DNA.

Why choosing us

The key to our success is the combination of several years of basic research with dedicated services to public and private agents.

FAST RESULTS

You have the results up to 2 days for most sample types

REPORT

You get a detailed report with all statistical analyses

Support

We will help you throughout the identification process

Sampling kit

You can order a sampling kit to facilitate sample collection

Customised services

Our team can advise you on the best options for your needs​

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