Canadian Forest Service Publications

DNA: A print to identify pests. 2003. Hamelin, R.C. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte-Foy (Québec). Branching out, Number 2. 2 p.

Year: 2003

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 22820

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Increased trade, transport, tourism and climate change result in the introduction into Canada of exotic pests that threaten the balance of forest ecosystems. To detect these pests before they become established and to prevent their spread, researchers at the Canadian Forest Service, in collaboration with Genevision Inc. (Warnex Inc.), have developed a simple diagnostic method based on the presence of the DNA of pests on the host plant.

Also available under the title:
L'ADN : Une empreinte pour identifier les ravageurs. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 2. (French)