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New multi-million-dollar partnership to revolutionize freshwater monitoring

Feb 04, 2019 - GlobeNewswire

Guelph, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The power of environmental DNA technology is being extended to community groups across the country to allow for faster creation of more robust freshwater health data, as a result of a new $2.6 million partnership between World Wildlife Fund Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Living Lakes Canada, Genome Canada and Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei of the University of Guelph.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding is a combination of DNA i...