Data from: Ancient DNA complements microfossil record in deep-sea subsurface sediments

Franck Lejzerowicz, Philippe Esling, Wojciech Majewski, Witold Szczuciński, Johan Decelle, Cyril Obadia, Pedro Martinez Arbizu & Jan Pawlowski
Deep-sea subsurface sediments are the most important archives of marine biodiversity. Until now, these archives were studied mainly using the microfossil record, disregarding large amounts of DNA accumulated on the deep-sea floor. Accessing ancient DNA (aDNA) molecules preserved down-core would offer unique insights into the history of marine biodiversity, including both fossilized and non-fossilized taxa. Here, we recover aDNA of eukaryotic origin across four cores collected at abyssal depths in the South Atlantic, in up...

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  • University of Geneva
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  • Roscoff Marine Station
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  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
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  • Institute of Paleobiology
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