scienceoflife

Science of Life

1 Years ago
Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter

Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter

Scientists report that sponges, which can filter 10,000 liters of water daily, catch DNA in their tissues as they filter-feed. This proof-of-concept study identified fish, seal, and penguin DNA in sponges from the Antarctic and Mediterranean, demonstrating that sponges can be used to monitor biodiversity.

  • 0 Likes

  • 0 Comments