GenTEST Aquatic Plant Genetics Assessment

GenTEST is an advanced assessment technology that examines specific genetic sequences of aquatic plant DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) to predict response to management with aquatic herbicides. Using the GenTEST, resource managers have improved confidence in the outcome of management activities and practice the highest level of stewardship in the management of aquatic plants.

Please contact your SePRO Technical Specialist for more information about designing a monitoring plan.


Effective immediately, cooperators shipping plant samples to the SePRO aquatic laboratory in North Carolina MUST include a copy of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) permit with their shipment. In order to comply, SePRO will be unable to accept packages containing plants that are not accompanied with this permit.

Please download and print this permit by clicking the icon below and enclose it in your package. If you have problems opening the attachment, please contact your Technical Specialist or the laboratory and we will fax you the permit. Thank you for your cooperation.