As published in the journal Water Research, joint work led by Jennifer Gentry-Shields in the Stewart lab investigates the role of DOM as an inhibitor of qPCR in natural waters.  This collaborative effort of recent graduates Jennifer Gentry-Shields (PhD 2012) and Angela Wang (MSPH 2011), showed that qPCR inhibition increased with increasing levels of fluorescent DOM, based on a PARAFAC analysis of fluorescent DOM in stream water.

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