Reply to: When did mammoths go extinct?

Yucheng Wang, Ana Prohaska, Haoran Dong, Adriana Alberti, Inger Greve Alsos, David W. Beilman, Anders A. Bjørk, Jialu Cao, Anna A. Cherezova, Eric Coissac, Bianca De Sanctis, France Denoeud, Christoph Dockter, Richard Durbin, Mary E. Edwards, Neil R. Edwards, Julie Esdale, Grigory B. Fedorov, Antonio Fernandez-Guerra, Duane G. FroeseGalina Gusarova, James Haile, Philip B. Holden, Kristian K. Kjeldsen, Kurt H. Kjær, Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen, Youri Lammers, Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Ruairidh Macleod, Jan Mangerud, Hugh McColl, Marie Kristine Føreid Merkel, Daniel Money, Per Möller, David Nogués-Bravo, Ludovic Orlando, Hannah Lois Owens, Mikkel Winther Pedersen, Fernando Racimo, Carsten Rahbek, Jeffrey T. Rasic, Alexandra Rouillard, Anthony H. Ruter, Birgitte Skadhauge, John Inge Svendsen, Alexei Tikhonov, Lasse Vinner, Patrick Wincker, Yingchun Xing, Yubin Zhang, David J. Meltzer, Eske Willerslev

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Since the inception of ancient environmental DNA (eDNA) research, considerable attention has been paid to the depositional and diagenetic processes of DNA molecules in different sediments and settings1. Understanding those processes is critical to determine whether the recovered DNA is of the same age as the deposit in which it is found. It is therefore not unreasonable to ask, as Miller and Simpson have2 in response to our recently published eDNA study of 50,000 years of Arctic ecosystem changes3, whether remains of long-dead megafauna might have contributed older DNA to younger deposits. They propose that this may account for our finding that mammoths persisted into the Holocene epoch in the continental Arctic.
Sider (fra-til)E4-E6
Antal sider3
Udgave nummer7938
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2022


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