Transforming terrestrial biodiversity surveys using airborne eDNA

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Studies show that land-living animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria leave DNA traces in the air. These results imply that sequencing of bioaerosols might be a powerful tool for simultaneous surveys of terrestrial biodiversity across lifeforms, but in parallel, it highlights the need to carefully control for possible contaminants.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • bioaerosols, biodiversity, DNA metabarcoding, environmental DNA, monitoring, terrestrial ecosystems

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