A comparative study of ancient sedimentary DNA, pollen and macrofossils from permafrost sediments of northern Siberia reveals long-term vegetational stability.

@article{Jrgensen2012ACS,
  title={A comparative study of ancient sedimentary DNA, pollen and macrofossils from permafrost sediments of northern Siberia reveals long-term vegetational stability.},
  author={Tina Z. J{\o}rgensen and James Haile and Per M{\"o}ller and Andrei Andreev and Sanne Boessenkool and Morten Lund Rasmussen and Frank Kienast and Eric Coissac and Pierre Taberlet and Christian Brochmann and Nancy H. Bigelow and Kenneth N Andersen and Ludovic Orlando and Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert and Eske Willerslev},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          1989-2003
        }
}
Although ancient DNA from sediments (sedaDNA) has been used to investigate past ecosystems, the approach has never been directly compared with the traditional methods of pollen and macrofossil analysis. We conducted a comparative survey of 18 ancient permafrost samples spanning the Late Pleistocene (46-12.5 thousand years ago), from the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Siberia. The results show that pollen, macrofossils and sedaDNA are complementary rather than overlapping and, in combination… CONTINUE READING

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