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Research Article

Pristine Early Eocene Wood Buried Deeply in Kimberlite from Northern Canada

  • Alexander P. Wolfe mail,

    awolfe@ualberta.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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  • Adam Z. Csank,

    Affiliation: Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Alberto V. Reyes,

    Affiliation: Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Ryan C. McKellar,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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  • Ralf Tappert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Karlis Muehlenbachs

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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  • Published: September 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045537

About the Authors

Alexander P. Wolfe, Ryan C. McKellar, Karlis Muehlenbachs
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Adam Z. Csank
Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America
Alberto V. Reyes
Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Ralf Tappert
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: awolfe@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: APW AZC AVR RCM RT KM. Performed the experiments: APW AZC AVR RCM RT KM. Analyzed the data: APW AZC AVR RCM RT KM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: APW AZC AVR RCM RT KM. Wrote the paper: APW AZC AVR RCM RT KM. Microscopy: APW. Wood anatomy: ACZ. Cellulose purification: ACZ AVR. FTIR spectroscopy: RCM RT. Isotopic measurements: ACZ AVR RCM RT KM.