Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)
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2020.11.19
MACH project publishes a scientific paper on “Suitcase Lab” for rapid and on-site detection of specific harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters

  In November 2020, Chilean and Japanese researchers in the MACH project published a research paper entitled “Suitcase Lab: New portable and deployable equipment for rapid detection of specific harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters” in Environmental Science and Pollution Research.   This paper introduces the process of water sampling from the field, DNA extraction, and LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) to detect the target harmful algae (Alexandrium catenella as a model species which is a major problem in Chile) was performed in 2 hours.   Detection of harmful algae species using a suitcase lab was previously introduced on our website (https://www.mach-satreps.org/topics/news/20190403_872/). We are greatful to announce that the results were […]

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2019.04.03
Field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Joaquin Rilling

On March 5th (Tuesday) 2019 field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Mr. Joaquin Rilling (assigned to assist Dr. So Fujiyoshi in UFRO). The field work developed consisted in the detection of Alexandrium catenella in water DNA samples collected from Los Lagos Region through Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP). The methodology applied required Mr. Rilling to travel personally to Puerto Montt to bring both the suitcase lab where the equipment (Kaneka LAMP detector) its contained, and to use it due to his expertise. In this opportunity, the DNA samples were provided directly by Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu, who detected the presence of A. catenella microscopically before […]