eDNA - Frequently Asked Questions

How long do preserved samples last?
There is no definite or standard time frame because the degradation rate will be related to properties of the microbial community of the sample. The ability...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:31 PM
What is the detection limit? i.e how many fish need to be present.
Detection of eDNA is not related as closely to abundance as it is to proximity.  It is possible to detect eDNA from one animal if enough cells were shed...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:34 PM
How many species are available for the eDNA assay?
Each eDNA assay (other than eFish) has been designed for a specific species.  We currently have 14 validated eDNA assays and are working to validate mor...
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 at 12:36 PM
Important considerations for eDNA sampling, filtration and preservation.
Tips for successful sampling and submittal of samples for eDNA analysis.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2019 at 7:20 AM