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NEW YORK — Genome British Columbia said on Wednesday that it will provide approximately C$250,000 (US$190,640) over the next two years to fund the development of a reference DNA library for all known freshwater fish species in the Canadian province.

According to Genome BC, the resource — which will include both native and invasive fish species and be assembled by a team led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists Cathryn Abbott and Kristen Westfall — will enable the use of sequenced environmental DNA (eDNA) to develop accurate species lists for a given sampled area.

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