Specie

Citizen watchdogs needed to prevent the spread of invasive species in Indiana

by on August 6, 2021 0

Reporting an unknown plant or insect that you see can prevent the spread of invasive species. Experts highlighted the importance of citizen watchdogs at this year’s Indiana Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area conference. Last year, the Asian longhorned beetle was almost introduced to Indiana. State entomologist Megan Abraham said an employee at a LaPorte...

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DNA test helps identify and protect North American wolves and coyotes

by on July 20, 2021 0

Forensic scientists can use a commercial test targeting mitochondrial DNA to accurately distinguish between wolf, coyote and dog species, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. Genetic information can be obtained from smaller or more degraded samples and could help authorities prosecute violations of hunting jurisdictions and preserve protected species. In...

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