The Black Sea is a goldmine of historical genetic info

On July 5, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Black Sea is a goldmine of historical genetic info

When Woods Hole Oceanographic Establishment (WHOI) maritime paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through huge quantities of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, he was surprised about the selection of past plankton species that remaining driving their genetic makeup (i.e., the plankton paleome). The semi-isolated Black Sea is extremely…