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Environmental DNA

Rapid Environmental DNA Collection and Detection

When combined with the ANDe™ water sampling system, the Biomeme two3™ field-portable qPCR device offers a revolutionary leap forward in the ability of fish biologists to quickly and economically process water samples when surveying for target organisms. No more lab processing delays — get results in as little as 45 minutes.

Living organisms are constantly releasing trace amounts of DNA into their environment via shed cells, gametes, waste products, etc. Once in the environment, environmental DNA (eDNA) can persist for a period of time depending on biotic (e.g., bacteria) and abiotic factors (e.g., temperature and UV exposure). Consequently, free eDNA can be collected from environmental samples such as water, soil, or faeces and analyzed using molecular techniques.

eDNA analysis can be a reliable tool for aquatic species detection even when DNA is present in low concentrations. This makes eDNA especially useful for assessing species distribution or detecting rare species (e.g., threatened, endangered, or invasive) that might be difficult to detect using traditional methods. Similarly, aquatic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and small parasites can be easily detected using eDNA analysis.

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eDNA Collection and Detection

Collection and processing of aquatic eDNA samples for rapid field detection has been simplified with the ANDe™ and Biomeme two3™ systems. Simply collect and filter a water sample with the ANDe™, remove the filter from the single-use filter housing, transfer the filter and extract DNA from it with the Biomeme Field Extraction Kit, detect target DNA with the two3™, and analyze your results from a data portal.

  • Backpack water filtration system
  • Battery powered
  • Remote pump control
  • Extending collection pole
  • Sensor feedback system
  • Dry-bag storage
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Biomeme two3™

  • Hand-held quantitative PCR
  • Results achieved in less than 1 hour
  • Quickly detect presence/absence of target DNA
  • Friendly iOS application interface
  • Eliminate costly trips to the lab
  • Real-time upload to private data portal

Smith-Root is the exclusive reseller of Biomeme field-portable DNA detection for aquatic species.

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Biomeme eDNA Field Kits

  • Environmental microbe detection
  • Invasive species detection
  • Custom test assay development available
  • Designed for use with the Biomeme two3™ qPCR device
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