Plant-animal interactions in the era of environmental DNA (eDNA) – a review

  title={Plant-animal interactions in the era of environmental DNA (eDNA) – a review},
  author={Pritam Banerjee and Kathryn A. Stewart and Caterina Maria Antognazza and Ingrid Vasconcellos Bunholi and Kristy Deiner and Matthew A. Barnes and Santanu Saha and H{\'e}lo{\"i}se Verdier and Hideyuki Doi and Jyoti Prakash Maity and Michael W Y Chan and Chien-Yen Chen},
  journal={Environmental DNA},

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