Seawater environmental DNA reflects seasonality of a coastal fish community

  title={Seawater environmental DNA reflects seasonality of a coastal fish community},
  author={Eva Egelyng Sigsgaard and Ida Broman Nielsen and Henrik Carl and Marcus Anders Krag and Steen Wilhelm Knudsen and Yingchun Xing and Tore Hejl Holm-Hansen and Peter Rask M{\o}ller and Philip Francis Thomsen},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Coastal marine fish populations are in decline due to overfishing, habitat destruction, climate change and invasive species. Seasonal monitoring is important for detecting temporal changes in the composition of fish communities, but current monitoring is often non-existent or limited to annual or semi-annual surveys. In the present study, we investigate the potential of using environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of seawater samples to detect the seasonal changes in a coastal marine fish… 

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