New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago – NYTimes.com

20 Feb

Living plants have been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, the narrow-leafed campion, that died 32,000 years ago, a team of Russian scientists reports. The fruit was stored by an arctic ground squirrel in its burrow on the tundra of northeastern Siberia and lay permanently frozen until excavated by scientists a few years ago.

This would be the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.

via New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago – NYTimes.com.

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