Track Down the Source of Aquatic Bacterial Contamination
JonahWater’s qPCR assays can provide the answers to your source tracking questions
Typical source tracking methods involve looking for host-based bacteria
JonahWater gets right to the source by detecting host DNA in your water body
Using Quantitative PCR, we can search a water sample for human, wildlife, and domestic animal DNA
Our standard source tracking analysis includes six host species (human, poultry, sheep, pig, cattle, and dog) and one indicator species (E. coli)
Other species may be added upon request
Source Tracking Deliverables
Source tracking qPCR results include methods, standard curves of each assay, and detailed results for each assay. Click below to download an example Source Tracking report.
We completed a source tracking pilot study in our own Boulder Creek in Boulder, Colorado. We observed spikes of human and livestock DNA based on site, which correlated to visual confirmation of these species.
- Includes qPCR assay for six species in the same sample
- eDNA sampling kit provided. Includes barcoded sample cup, desiccant, syringe, and filter
- 5-point standard curve
- Easy-to-read qPCR report
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