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Monday, February 20, 2012

physorg: Russians revive extinct 30,000 yr-old Ice Age flower from frozen burrow

Russians revive Ice Age flower from frozen burrow
It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.
      
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The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.
http://pda.physorg.com/news/2012-02-russians-revive-ice-age-frozen.html#