University of Minnesota

Scientists and natural resources managers will discuss new results of eDNA testing for invasive carp in Minnesota rivers

April 4, 2013

What: Scientists and natural resources managers from the University of Minnesota and  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will discuss the results of recent environmental DNA (eDNA) testing for bighead and silver carp in the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. 

When and where: At 11 a.m., the scientists and natural resources managers will be available via conference call.  To participate in the conference call:  Call 1-888-742-5095. The participant pass code is 3941557469.

Between 2 and 3 p.m., media may do in-person interviews and gather photos and video at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, 1995 Fitch Ave. on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.  Parking for the MAISRC lab is in the Gortner Parking Ramp, 1395 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul. 

A complete report on the study as well as a summary will be posted at

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