Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies

Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.

Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.

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Leader in Biomechanics Dies
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