Rare bird’s detection highlights promise of ‘environmental DNA’

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Period19 Nov 2019

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  • TitleRare bird’s detection highlights promise of ‘environmental DNA’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNature
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/11/19
    Description
    DNA gathered from remote waterholes in northern Australia has been used to detect an endangered bird in the wild1 for the first time. The result is the latest milestone in the rapidly maturing science of environmental DNA, in which traces of genetic material from soil, water or ice are used to identify the presence of plants and animals.
    URLhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03522-3
    PersonsSimon Jarman