Application of nanopore sequencing in biosecurity surveillance

Browsing ant (Lepisiota frauenfeldi) is an exotic pest in Australia, a national biosecurity risk.

  • It is a potential threat to agriculture, environment, and households.
  • Thirty-four incursions have been detected in Australia since 2013.
  • Are these incursions from a same origin? Or multiple?
  • This information is key to taking effective biosecurity measures and keep the pest at bay.

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