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1 Years ago

eDNA expands species surveys to capture a more complete picture: Casting a genetic net, eDNA identified more marine vertebrates than traditional surveys but has its limits

Tiny bits of DNA collected from waters off the West Coast allowed scientists to identify more species of marine vertebrates than traditional surveys with trawl nets. They also reflect environmental shifts such as unusual ocean temperatures that affect the organisms present, new research shows.

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