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Fossil fern rhizomes as a model system for biotic interactions across geologic time: Evidence from Patagonia

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Fossil fern rhizomes as a model system for biotic interactions across geologic time: Evidence from Patagonia https://t.co/2buZPCAOYE
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Fossil fern rhizomes as a model system for biotic interactions across geologic time: Evidence from Patagonia https://t.co/0IiDsUN8gB
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Competing Interests

Peter Wilf is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Alexander C. Bippus conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ignacio H. Escapa analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Peter Wilf analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Alexandru M. F. Tomescu conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The fossil fern rhizome studied is housed in the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (MPEF) inTrelew, Argentina. The specimen number is MPEF-Pb 9299.

Funding

This research was supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IIA-1322504 (AMFT) and DEB-1556666 (PW), American Philosophical Society funding (AMFT), and by a Paleontological Society G. Arthur Cooper Award, a Botanical Society of America graduate research award, the Alistair and Judith McCrone Graduate Fellowship (Humboldt State University), and a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (No. 1546593) to ACB. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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