Ancient DNA sheds new light on the Svalbard foraminiferal fossil record of the last millennium

  title={Ancient DNA sheds new light on the Svalbard foraminiferal fossil record of the last millennium},
  author={Joanna Pawłowska and Franck Lejzerowicz and Philippe Esling and W. Szczuciński and Marek Zajączkowski and Jan Pawlowski},
Recent palaeogenetic studies have demonstrated the occurrence of preserved ancient DNA (aDNA) in various types of fossilised material. Environmental aDNA sequences assigned to modern species have been recovered from marine sediments dating to the Pleistocene. However, the match between the aDNA and the fossil record still needs to be evaluated for the environmental DNA approaches to be fully exploited. Here, we focus on foraminifera in sediments up to one thousand years old retrieved from the… 

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