TITLE

Ice age survival: clues in fossil DNA

AUTHOR(S)
Holmes, Bob
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
New Scientist;2/4/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2850, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a report published in "PLoS One" by researcher Alan Cooper and team that analyzed fossil DNA taken from the bones of an extinct bison found in the Canadian Arctic permafrost for signs of epigenetic modifications. They found evidence of DNA methylation in the samples, suggesting that major environmental changes caused rapid adaptive survival modifications in bison populations. INSET: CLONING EXTINCT BEASTS IS A MAMMOTH TASK.
ACCESSION #
71164489

 

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