Chloroplast DNA sequence from a Miocene Magnolia species

@article{Golenberg1990ChloroplastDS,
  title={Chloroplast DNA sequence from a Miocene Magnolia species},
  author={Edward M Golenberg and David E. Giannasi and Michael T. Clegg and Charles J. Smiley and Mary L. Durbin and David Henderson and Gerard Zurawski},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={344},
  pages={656-658}
}
DNA has been successfully extracted from several samples of preserved tissue, the oldest so far reported originating from a 13,000-year-old ground sloth1.But severe damage to the preserved DNA, primarily due to oxidation of the pyrimidines1, has prevented the acquisition of sequence data from ancient samples except in a few cases2–4. We report here the extraction of DNA from fossil leaf samples from the Miocene Clarkia deposit (17-20 My r old), the amplification of an 820-base pair (bp) DNA… Expand
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