The term eDNA refers to all traces of genetic material left by organisms in their own environment through the release of faeces, urine, gametes, mucus, etc. A broad range of molecular methods (qPCR, Sanger and High Throughput Sequencing) can be used to recover and analyze this eDNA, and, for instance, reveal the species composition in a water sample. These analyses can be either restricted to the monitoring of target species (e.g.: invasive species) or selected taxonomic groups (e.g: amphibians, fishes, dragonflies etc.).
Collection of samples for eDNA analysis requires the application of specific protocols. We suggest you to get in touch with us to receive support on sample collection methods, fixation and storage. We will be glad to issue an offer for the processing and analysis of your material.