What’s in a TankDNa Report?

What's in a TankDNA Report?

The TankDNA test identifies DNA from any eukaryotes in your sample. The main goal of this test is to screen for eukaryotic parasites that contribute to fish and coral diseases in the reef tank. To view a complete example report, click here.

If your sample contains DNA from known parasites, these are highlighted in your report.
The report links to detailed resources for the most common kinds of parasites. This example shows a details from the page on the fish disease Uronema. To learn more, click here.
The TankDNA test also captures DNA from micro algae like diatoms and dinoflagellates that can become a nuisance in the aquarium. If your sample contains high levels of either group, this is flagged in the report.

Along with parasites and algae, the TankDNA test identifies DNA from the whole reef tank community. The test results typically include DNA from:

  • Livestock like fish, corals, and other invertebrates
  • Cryptic animals like sponges, worms, and copepods
  • Micro eukaryotes like ciliates, dinoflagellates, and amoeba
  • Coralline algae
  • Macro algae 
This figure shows the diversity of different DNA sources in your sample.
You can dig deeper into each of these groups in the Complete Table at the end of the report, where we list the specific types found in each group.

The bottom line: our TankDNA Test provides an unprecedented level of detail on the community in your tank, including cryptic and microscopic communities that are not visible to the naked eye.

Want to learn more? Click here to view a complete example report. 

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