Pioneering high-throughput DNA-based identification of individual fossil pollen grains using single-cell technologies



Method Development


Development of a method of high-throughput DNA-based identification and counting of single fossil pollen grains.

Method Evaluation

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Evaluation of the performance of the newly developed method against the established methods of past vegetation reconstruction.

Method Application

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Application of the new method to an important and long-standing ecological question that requires species-level vegetation reconstruction.                   


“Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me,
beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me,
beauty above me, beauty below me,
I am on the Pollen Path.”