Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics

  title={Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics},
  author={Yucheng Wang and Mikkel Winther Pedersen and Inger Greve Alsos and Bianca De Sanctis and Fernando Racimo and Ana Prohaska and Eric Coissac and Hannah L. Owens and Marie Kristine F{\o}reid Merkel and Antonio Fernandez-Guerra and Alexandra Rouillard and Youri Lammers and Adriana Alberti and France Denoeud and Daniel Money and Anthony Ruter and Hugh McColl and Nicolaj Krog Larsen and Anna A. Cherezova and Mary E. Edwards and Grigory B. Fedorov and James Haile and Ludovic Orlando and Lasse Vinner and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and David W. Beilman and Anders Anker Bj{\o}rk and Jialu Cao and Christoph Dockter and Julie Esdale and Galina L Gusarova and Kristian Kjellerup Kjeldsen and Jan Mangerud and Jeffrey T. Rasic and Birgitte Skadhauge and John Inge Svendsen and Alexei N. Tikhonov and Patrick Wincker and Yingchun Xing and Yubin Zhang and Duane G. Froese and Carsten Rahbek and David Bravo Nogues and Philip B. Holden and Neil Robert Edwards and Richard Durbin and David J. Meltzer and Kurt H. Kj{\ae}r and Per M{\"o}ller and Eske Willerslev},
  pages={86 - 92}
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