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Profiling the Dead: Generating Microsatellite Data from Fossil Bones of Extinct Megafauna—Protocols, Problems, and Prospects

  • Morten E. Allentoft mail,

    morten.allentoft@gmail.com (MEA); m.bunce@murdoch.edu.au (MB)

    Affiliations: Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Charlotte Oskam,

    Affiliation: Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Jayne Houston,

    Affiliation: Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Marie L. Hale,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • M. Thomas P Gilbert,

    Affiliation: Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Morten Rasmussen,

    Affiliation: Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Peter Spencer,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Identification Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Christopher Jacomb,

    Affiliation: Southern Pacific Archaeological Research, Department of Anthropology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • Eske Willerslev,

    Affiliation: Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Richard N. Holdaway,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, Palaecol Research Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Michael Bunce mail

    morten.allentoft@gmail.com (MEA); m.bunce@murdoch.edu.au (MB)

    Affiliation: Ancient DNA Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: January 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016670
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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