Perspectives for DNA studies on polar ice cores

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Recently amplifiable ancient DNA was obtained from a Greenland ice core. The DNA revealed a diversity of fungi, plants, algae and protists and has thereby expanded the range of detectable organic material in fossil glacier ice. The results suggest that ancient DNA can be obtained from other ice cores as well. Here, we present some future perspectives for DNA studies on polar ice cores in regard to molecular ecology, DNA damage and degradation, anabiosis and antibiotic resistance genes. Finally, we address some of the methodological problems connected to ancient DNA research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPatagonian Ice Fields : A Unique Natural Laboratory for Environmental and Climate Change Studies
RedaktørerGino Casassa, Francisco V., Sepúlveda, Rolf M. Sinclair
Udgivelses stedNew York
ForlagKluwer Academic Publishers
Publikationsdato2002
StatusUdgivet - 2002
NavnSeries of the Centro de Estudios Científicos de Santiago

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