• Deep in the weeds: Using eDNA sequencing to survey pondweed diversity

    4 days ago - By Science Daily

    Researchers have developed a protocol using environmental DNA to identify aquatic plant diversity, making ecological biodiversity surveys of these plant communities faster and less expensive. Their study on pondweeds - an important bioindicator of aquatic ecosystem health - allows researchers to overcome difficulties in monitoring and identification, and draw conclusions regarding plant diversity and water quality. eDNA is a rapidly emerging technique, but its use in aquatic habitats has been understudied.
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