Identifying Bird Remains Using Ancient DNA Barcoding.

Dalén, L., Lagerholm, V.K., Nylander, J.A.A., Barton, N., Bochenski, Z.M., Tomek, T., Rudling, D., Ericson, P.G.P., Irestedt, M. and Stewart, J. R., 2017. Identifying Bird Remains Using Ancient DNA Barcoding. Genes (Basel), 8 (6), 169.

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DOI: 10.3390/genes8060169

Abstract

Bird remains that are difficult to identify taxonomically using morphological methods, are common in the palaeontological record. Other types of challenging avian material include artefacts and food items from endangered taxa, as well as remains from aircraft strikes. We here present a DNA-based method that enables taxonomic identification of bird remains, even from material where the DNA is heavily degraded. The method is based on the amplification and sequencing of two short variable parts of the 16S region in the mitochondrial genome. To demonstrate the applicability of this approach, we evaluated the method on a set of Holocene and Late Pleistocene postcranial bird bones from several palaeontological and archaeological sites in Europe with good success.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2073-4425
Uncontrolled Keywords:16S ; Aves ; archaeology ; biodiversity ; palaeogenetics ; palaeontology ; species identification
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29458
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:10 Jul 2017 15:36
Last Modified:10 Jul 2017 15:36

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