Animal eDNA can be collected from air to identify species, concept study shows

Samples could successfully detect naked mole-rat DNA from room containing human DNA

Matt Mathers
Wednesday 31 March 2021 14:42
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<p>Study author says findings could be used to help understand Covid-19</p>

Study author says findings could be used to help understand Covid-19

Animal eDNA can be collected from the air to identify specific species, a new concept study has shown.

The research claims the findings could help to understand diseases such as Covid-19, which are primarily transmitted through air droplets.

A team of scientists at Queen Mary University of London looked at whether environmental DNA (eDNA) could be collected from air samples and used to identify animal species.

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