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Seasonal variation in environmental DNA in relation to population size and environmental factors [Scientific Reports]

Keywords : ecological genetics, freshwater ecology, molecular ecology

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Analysing DNA that organisms release into the environment (environmental DNA, or eDNA) has enormous potential for assessing rare and cryptic species. At present the method is only reliably used to assess the presence-absence of species in natural environments, as seasonal influences on eDNA in relation to presence, abundance, life stages and seasonal behaviours are poorly understood. A naturally colonised, replicated pond system was used to show how seasonal changes in eDNA were influenced by abundance of adults and larvae of great crested newts (Triturus cristatus).(...)

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