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Research Article

Tracking Taphonomic Regimes Using Chemical and Mechanical Damage of Pollen and Spores: An Example from the Triassic–Jurassic Mass Extinction

  • Luke Mander mail,

    luke.mander@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Cassandra J. Wesseln,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jennifer C. McElwain,

    Affiliation: School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Surangi W. Punyasena

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049153

About the Authors

Luke Mander, Cassandra J. Wesseln, Surangi W. Punyasena
Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Jennifer C. McElwain
School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Corresponding Author

Email: luke.mander@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM CJW. Performed the experiments: LM CJW. Analyzed the data: LM CJW SWP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LM JCM. Wrote the paper: LM CJW JCM SWP.