environmental DNA (eDNA)
- Environmental DNA or eDNA is DNA in environmental samples, such as soil, water, snow etc. It is a powerful means of biodiversity monitoring, because it can be obtained from ancient and modern environments.
Glossary of "Conservation and the Genetics of Populations (2nd ed.)" by Allendorf et al. (2013)
- DNA collected from an environmental sample suchas water or soil.
- Allendorf, F. W., Luikart, G. & Aitken, S. N. 2013. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations, 2nd ed. -xviii + 602 pp. Wiley-Blackwell, A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication, Chichester.