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Transformation of β-sheets into disordered structures during the fossilization of feathers

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This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41902013) and Yunnan Science & Technology Champion Project (202305AB350006).

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T.Z. and Y.P. proposed the idea. T.Z. analysed the data and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. T.Z. and Y.P. finalized the manuscript.

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Zhao, T., Pan, Y. Transformation of β-sheets into disordered structures during the fossilization of feathers. Nat Ecol Evol 8, 1233–1235 (2024).

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