eDNA can help detect pathogens in rivers, lakes, and oceans. These pathogens can pose a potential threat to both aquatic ecosystems and public health.
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.
eDNA provides rapid and sensitive techniques to detect pathogens such as Vibrio parahemolyticus.
Pathogen Detection Assays
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Mouthrot disease||Tenacibaculum maritimum/Tenacibaculum dicentrarchi|
|Red-mouth disease||Yersinia ruckeri|