Peer Reviewed Publication in Communications Biology

Acidity promotes degradation of multispecies environmental DNA in lotic mesocosms

Authors: Mathew Seymour, Isabelle Durance, Bernard J. Cosby, Emma Ransom-Jones, Kristy Deiner, Steve J. Ormerod, John K. Colbourne, Gregory Wilgar, Gary R. Carvalho, Mark de Bruyn, Fran├žois Edwards, Bridget A. Emmett, Holly M. Bik, Simon Creer

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Reporting in the first issue of a new academic journal from Nature, Communications Biology. The key findings from our WP1 experiment include, rapid degradation of eDNA in natural environments, environmental variability influences eDNA degradation dynamics that eDNA degradation dynamics are similar across different species.

Photo of an adult Ephemera danica, courtesy of Isabelle Durance and Steve Ormerod.Photo of an adult Ephemera danica, courtesy of Isabelle Durance and Steve Ormerod.

Publication date: 22 January 2018