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  Discovery of 505-million-year old chitin in the basal demosponge Vauxia gracilenta

Ehrlich, H., Rigby, J. K., Botting, J. P., Tsurkan, M. V., Werner, C., Schwille, P., et al. (2013). Discovery of 505-million-year old chitin in the basal demosponge Vauxia gracilenta. Scientific Reports, 3: 3497. doi:10.1038/srep03497.

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Ehrlich, H., Author
Rigby, J. Keith, Author
Botting, J. P., Author
Tsurkan, M. V., Author
Werner, C., Author
Schwille, P.1, Author           
Petrasek, Z.1, Author           
Pisera, A., Author
Simon, P., Author
Sivkov, V. N., Author
Vyalikh, D. V., Author
Molodtsov, S. L., Author
Kurek, D., Author
Kammer, M., Author
Hunoldt, S., Author
Born, R., Author
Stawski, D., Author
Steinhof, Axel2, Author           
Bazhenov, V. V., Author
Geisler, T., Author
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1Schwille, Petra / Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1565169              
2Service Facility 14C Lab, Dr. A. Steinhof, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1497767              

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 Abstract: Sponges are probably the earliest branching animals, and their fossil record dates back to the Precambrian. Identifying their skeletal structure and composition is thus a crucial step in improving our understanding of the early evolution of metazoans. Here, we present the discovery of 505–million-year-old chitin, found in exceptionally well preserved Vauxia gracilenta sponges from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. Our new findings indicate that, given the right fossilization conditions, chitin is stable for much longer than previously suspected. The preservation of chitin in these fossils opens new avenues for research into other ancient fossil groups.

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 Dates: 2013-12-13
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/srep03497
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