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We provide reliable, accurate molecular testing for many common needs in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology. This includes native and invasive species detection through environmental DNA (eDNA), disease testing, and genetic identification.Discuss your next project
Diagnostic assays for presence of pathogens, invasive species or endangered species (with environmental DNA samples), species identification or purity, sex identification, and...More Info
We have been involved in environmental DNA (eDNA) testing since 2008 and have developed eDNA sample collection procedures and supplies as well...More Info
As scientists, we get excited by research projects. Since Pisces’ founding in 1997, Pisces has led or been involved in a variety...More Info
Pisces Molecular Uses the Tools of Molecular Genetics to Engineer Solutions to Problems in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.
We can use DNA to:
- determine if an animal is carrying a particular disease (such as chytridiomycosis, caused by chytrid fungus)
- determine the genetic identity or sex of an animal
- distinguish whether the animal a sample was taken from is genetically pure or hybridized
- establish the phylogenetic relationships between different animal populations (for example, between different populations of cutthroat trout).
We can use eDNA to:
- determine if a pathogen is present in an aquatic environment
- determine the presence or absence of invasive species (including mollusks like New Zealand mud snails and zebra/quagga mussels and plants like Eurasian milfoil)
- determine the presence or absence of threatened or endangered species (including locally endangered species like hellbenders, chicken turtles, and hornyhead chubs)