Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Russian scientist resurrected seeds over 30,000 years old that had been frozen in the Siberian permafrost.  The seeds had been buried by Ice Age squirrels.  The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.  Now that is persistence.  I find that just amazing.


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