The ecology of environmental DNA and implications for conservation genetics

@article{Barnes2015TheEO,
  title={The ecology of environmental DNA and implications for conservation genetics},
  author={Matthew A. Barnes and Cameron R. Turner},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={1-17}
}
  • M. Barnes, C. Turner
  • Published 1 February 2016
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Conservation Genetics
Environmental DNA (eDNA) refers to the genetic material that can be extracted from bulk environmental samples such as soil, water, and even air. [] Key Result Additionally, we identify frontiers of conservation-focused eDNA application where we see the most potential for growth, including the use of eDNA for estimating population size, population genetic and genomic analyses via eDNA, inclusion of other indicator biomolecules such as environmental RNA or proteins, automated sample collection and analysis…

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