Assessing the potential of environmental DNA metabarcoding for monitoring Neotropical mammals : a case study in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest, Brazil

Sales, NG, Da Cruz Kaizer, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9105-9478, Coscia, I ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5768-4675, Perkins, JC, Highlands, A, Boubli, JP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5833-9264, Magnusson, WE, da Silva, MNF, Benvenuto, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8378-8168 and McDevitt, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2677-7833 2019, Assessing the potential of environmental DNA metabarcoding for monitoring Neotropical mammals : a case study in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest, Brazil [Experiment].

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Abstract

The application of environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding as a biomonitoring tool has greatly increased in the last decade. However, most studies have focused on aquatic macro-organisms in temperate areas (e.g., fishes). We apply eDNA metabarcoding to detect the mammalian community in two high-biodiversity regions of Brazil, the Amazon and Atlantic Forest. We identified critically endangered and endangered mammalian species in the Atlantic Forest and Amazon respectively and found congruence with species identified via camera trapping in the Atlantic Forest. In light of our results, we highlight the potential and challenges of eDNA monitoring for mammals in these high biodiverse areas.

Item Type: Experiment
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: bioRxiv
ISSN: 26928205
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Funders: University of Salford Internal Research Award
Depositing User: Prof JP Boubli
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 15:57
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 11:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62242

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