Recovery of 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments from ancient halite

@article{Fish2002RecoveryO1,
  title={Recovery of 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments from ancient halite},
  author={Steven Anthony Fish and Thomas J. Shepherd and Terry J. McGenity and William D. Grant},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={417},
  pages={432-436}
}
During the last decade, sensitive techniques for detecting DNA have been successfully applied to archaeological and other samples that were a few hundred to a few thousand years old. Nevertheless, there is still controversy and doubt over claims of exceptionally ancient DNA. Additional accounts stretching back nearly a century suggest that microorganisms may survive over geological time in evaporite deposits. There is, however, often doubt over the age relationship between evaporite formation… Expand

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