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Bringing innovation into the great crested newt world

If you haven’t heard, eDNA testing is the latest, highly effective method for detecting the presence of great crested newts in ponds, which ultimately can save developers and ecologists precious time and money. Just taking some of the highlights from DEFRA’s detailed methodological studies, where newt occupancy was assessed on four occasions at 35 sites, newts…

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Fera again achieves excellent score in the 2022 environmental DNA proficiency test

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Fera has participated in each round of the environmental DNA proficiency test scheme since it was introduced in 2017. After participating in the test this year, Fera has scored another perfectly compliant result in 2022 and is described as ‘fully compliant’. All 10 blind samples, which included positive, negative and inhibited results, were correctly identified….

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