The Potential of Sedimentary Ancient DNA to Reconstruct Past Ocean Ecosystems

@article{Armbrecht2020ThePO,
  title={The Potential of Sedimentary Ancient DNA to Reconstruct Past Ocean Ecosystems},
  author={Linda Armbrecht},
  journal={Oceanography},
  year={2020}
}
  • L. Armbrecht
  • Published 1 June 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Oceanography
Sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) offers a novel approach to investigating past marine ecosystems—from the smallest bacteria to phytoplankton and their predators— over geological timescales. Knowledge about such paleo-food webs can provide broad-scale biological context to paleoceanographic and environmental reconstructions. However, the field of marine sedaDNA research is still in its infancy; community reconstructions are complicated by the minuscule amounts of ancient DNA preserved in the… 

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