How long does DNA last in rocks?

Paul paul at not.a.chance.ie
Mon Sep 8 14:52:13 EST 2003



Hi all,


I (a geneticist by training) was having a debate with my local barman
(currently in his 4th year in geology) as to how long DNA remains in
rocks/fossils?


Is there any concrete (no pun intended!) information on this anywhere as
to how long DNA retains its structure in rock/fossils?


Any info. as to the half-life appreciated, as would be any rants, raves,
URL's references or whatever!


TIA.


Paul...





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