Detection of Khapra Beetle environmental DNA using portable technologies in Australian biosecurity

Alejandro Trujillo-González, Alejandro Trujillo-González, David Thuo, Uday Divi, Kate Sparks, Thomas Wallenius & Dianne Gleeson
Khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1898, is a serious pest of stored grain products globally. Environmental DNA (eDNA)-based methods offer sensitive detection tools used to inform biosecurity officers on the presence of high-risk pests. This study tested laboratory and portable molecular technologies to detect khapra beetle environmental DNA extracted from dust samples collected during biosecurity responses (Tuggeranong and Fyshwick) to khapra beetle incursions in Australia. Airborne and floor dust samples were collected opportunistically using handheld...
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