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A rapid, reliable and effective tool for assessing toxic 'algal' blooms in Vic water supplies - MT-PCR

Project Number # 1043

A rapid, reliable and effective tool for assessing toxic 'algal' blooms in Vic water supplies - MT-PCR

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The aim of the project was to develop a rapid, reliable and sensitive molecular diagnostic tool for the detection, identification and quantification of toxigenic cyanobacteria. A rapid, inexpensive and reliable tool to assess the toxigenicity of ‘algal’ blooms will thus represent a critical service to the industry allowing management decisions to be made from an informed position underpinned by cutting-edge science.


A paper from this project was published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Probes:

"Rapid, multiplex-tandem PCR assay for automated detection and differentiation of toxigenic cyanobacterial blooms" Journal of Molecular and Cellular Probes Volume 27, Issues 5–6, October–December 2013, Pages 208–214

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