Pathogen Detection

eDNA can help detect pathogens in rivers, lakes, and oceans. These pathogens can pose a potential threat to both aquatic ecosystems and public health.

Scientist in the molecular lab analysing samples

Pathogen detection using eDNA

Pathogens can enter our waterways through sewage discharge, agricultural runoff, and wildlife contamination. Pathogens can disrupt the natural balance of microbial communities, impact aquatic life, and contribute to water quality degradation.

Pathogen Detection Assays

Common NameScientific NameDescription
Mouthrot diseaseTenacibaculum maritimum/Tenacibaculum dicentrarchi
Red-mouth diseaseYersinia ruckeri
Rickettsia-like organismRLO1/2
VibrioVibrio parahemolyticus