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High-throughput sequencing of ancient plant and mammal DNA preserved in herbivore middens

Murray, Daithi C; Pearson, Stuart G; Fullagar, Richard; Chase, B M; Houston, Jayne; Atchison, Jennifer; White, Nicole E.; Bellgard, Matthew I; Clarke, Edward; Macphail, Michael; Gilbert, M Thomas P; Haile, James; Bunce, Michael

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The study of arid palaeoenvironments is often frustrated by the poor or non-existent preservation of plant and animal material, yet these environments are of considerable environmental importance. The analysis of pollen and macrofossils isolated from herbivore middens has been an invaluable source of information regarding past environments and the nature of ecological fluctuations within arid zones. The application of ancient DNA (aDNA) techniques to hot, arid zone middens remains unexplored....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70034
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.021

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