English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/144397
logo share SHARE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL | DATACITE
Exportar a otros formatos:


Coprolites, Paleogenomics and Bone Content Analysis

AuthorsBennett, E. Andrew; Gorgé, Olivier; Grange, Thierry; Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda ; Geigl, Eva-Maria
KeywordsFossil scats
Ancient DNA
Lesser Caucasus
Issue Date25-Oct-2016
CitationAzokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor 12: 271-286 (2016)
SeriesVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
AbstractCoprolites are fossil scats and provide indirect witness of the activity of past animals of a given area, whether or not fossil bones of these animals are present in the site. The shape, size, inclusions and geo- and bio-chemical composition are criteria for identification of the animal that left the coprolite. Unit II from Azokh 1 has yielded two complete undamaged coprolites one of which contained partially digested fossil bones. Taphonomic and taxonomic indications from this coprolite could not conclusively identify the origin of the coprolites. Analysis of targeted mitochondrial DNA, performed on one of the coprolites, has provided evidence for the presence of hyena DNA, but this finding was not supported by further investigation using next-generation high throughput sequencing. The most parsimonious interpretation of the results of the genetic analyses is that the highly sensitive PCR assay reveals contamination of the coprolite with minute amounts of modern brown hyena DNA presumably originating from brown hyena scats sampled recently in South Africa.
Identifiersdoi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24924-7_12
isbn: 978-3-319-24922-3
isbn: 978-3-319-24924-7
Appears in Collections:(MNCN) Libros y partes de libros
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
accesoRestringido.pdf15,38 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record
Review this work

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.