In cases of sequences derived by direct molecular isolation from soil, sea water, etc. i.e. a bulk environmental DNA sample by PCR with or without subsequent cloning of the product, DGGE, or other anonymous methods, see What is ENV ? – environmental samples.
For description of organism qualifier, see 3. Environmental samples.
Though frequently confused, the term, ‘environmental samples’, does NOT mean “wild type”. If sequences are derived from isolated or cultured organisms, the sequence data are not classified into environmental samples.