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- Zhang, Xu-Xiang, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- The Science of the total environment 2015 v.533 pp. 383-390
- animal breeding; chickens; dialysis; environmental fate; feces; field experimentation; genetic markers; humans; mitochondrial DNA; predation; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; rivers; summer; swine; temperature; winter
- ... Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology has recently been developed to identify sources of fecal contamination, but information regarding environmental fate of mtDNA is limited. In this study, quantitative real-time PCR was used to determine the persistence of three species-specific mtDNA markers (human, pig and chicken) in river microcosms under different laboratory c ...