Genetic tools – fact sheet
Hogg, I. D. (2015). Genetic tools – fact sheet. Hamilton, New Zealand: Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ), University of Waikato.
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Morphological identification of organisms can be challenging and often requires specialist knowledge to ensure accurate identifications especially, if specimens are microscopic, as is the case with zooplankton (Figure 1). It can also be challenging to know what species of fish or other taxa are in a lake or waterway without extensive surveys. For these reasons, LERNZ has been developing the use of genetic tools for species identification.
Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ), University of Waikato