SGS is a world leader in providing tailored field sampling backed by state-of-the-art analytical services. Our Environmental DNA (E-DNA) service provides you an in-depth look into biodiversity. Whether it’s the detection of rare or invasive species, pathogens or unlocking biodiversity through the full-blown power of Next Generation Sequencing SGS provides the insights you need. 

In this presentation our experts will explain what E-DNA is, how the method works and how the technique can be applied by discussing various case studies. You will learn where and how samples can be acquired and how 'metabarcoding' can be applied to determine the species presence in an area. We will explain our view on biodiversity and how we've tailored our services to address various applications and project types.



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E-DNA is the genetic material released by an organism into the environment. The sources are numerous and include shed skin and hair, body secretions, faeces, seeds, pollen. By deploying molecular techniques, E-DNA can be captured, amplified and/or sequenced to identify the recent presence, relative abundance and/or distribution of a given species or whole communities.

E-DNA has revolutionized our ability to analyse biodiversity at a fraction of the time it costs to conduct conventional ecological monitoring.


Language: English

Cost: Free

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