Note: This is event is virtual via Zoom only.
May’s program is The Fossil Record of Blood with speaker Dr. Dale Greenwald, Volunteer/Research Collaborator, Dept. of Paleobiology National Museum of Natural History.
It may be surprising to learn that blood has a fossil record. In fact, depending on how one defines “blood” and “fossil”, that record can be quite extensive. In this presentation, we will examine blood and its constituents, both cellular and molecular, in fossils that range in age from a few thousand years to over a hundred million years. Preserved structures such as capillary blood vessels, red blood cells and entrapped parasites will be documented. Ancient blood proteins and their genes will be reviewed. Discussion of some of the older and controversial claims in the field will enliven the
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