eDNA stands for “environmental DNA”. It is simply DNA found in the environment, i.e. outside of organisms. The DNA might be in sloughed off cells or be DNA that is bound to other substances like clays or organic particles. Empirically, for water, we call any DNA that we get on a filter to be eDNA, though it also includes DNA still in organisms like algae.
Created by: Joseph Craine
Modified on: Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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