Does eDNA settle in lakes? Should samples be collected further down the water column?

Created by: Andrew White

Modified on: Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 11:44 AM


Research is ongoing regarding distribution and persistence of eDNA in environments. However, at this time, there is evidence suggesting that most eDNA is found close to the area the animal can be found, likely because of degradation. 


Thus, an understanding of the ecology of the organism is important for determining where to best collect samples.


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ENVIRONMENTAL DNA (eDNA)