Below follows a list of species for which primers have been developped and tested. For many of those species the eDNA technique can be offered in field studies, inventories etc. The list is divided in Fish and Amphibians (the groups RAVON works on) and other species.  

Fish and amphibians and chytrid fungus

  • Pond loach (Misgurnus fossilis)
  • Burbot (Lota lota)
  • Common spadefoot (Pelobates fuscus)
  • Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus)
  • Italian crested newt (Triturus carnifex)
  • Marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus)
  • American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) (invasive in Europe)

Other species

  • Large white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
  • Green hawker (Aeshna viridis)
  • Swimmers itch (Trichobilharzia)
  • Root vole (Microtus oeconomus) (via droppings)
  • Water shrew (Neomys fodiens) (low detection)
  • Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) (invasive in Europe)

As reserach is ongoing there are more primers and possibilites that mentioned above. Its important that those primers and assays have been well validated both with positive controls (locations where the target species is known to occur) to determene the detection chance. As negative controls (locations where the target species is absent to test the specificity of the primers. Contact us for more information about possibilities for species or options that are not in the list 

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