Special Issue "Ancient DNA"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2017).
Interests: ancient DNA; migration; domestication; climate change; evolution; conservation; adaptation; extinction
Since its beginnings, the field of ancient DNA (aDNA) has made it possible to actually study what happened in prehistory and when it happened. With the advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), the field of aDNA has exploded. The possibilities before us are almost endless; we can look at more detailed issues, such as causes of diseases, hair/skin color, as well as look at larger population relationships and movements. This advance has finally made it possible to investigate biodiversity on all levels. The new techniques have allowed us to investigate the microbiomes in past populations using dental calculus as a source. We are understanding what makes us human and the diversity within us using aDNA in combination with modern DNA. The extinct populations of both flora and fauna can be placed in both history and phylogenies with the specialized library and capture methods developed for aDNA.
The focus of this forthcoming Special Issue will be to explore and showcase how these cutting edge genetic techniques of NGS has made it possible to advance our understanding and knowledge of our prehistory.
Prof. Anna Linderholm
Prof. Ben Krause-Kyora
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- human diversity in prehistory
- animal diversity in prehistory
- plant diversity in prehistory
- bacteria diversity in prehistory
- disease diversity
- diversity conservation
- diversity threats
- evolutionary diversity