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Posted by: cajun, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:46am
The Los Angeles Times printed an article today regarding a Sylene stenophylla plant that was regenerated from tissue of fossilized fruit. It was found in a squirrel burrow stuck in a Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years! :o
Russian scientists say it is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds!
This news story states bacteria has survived like this for thousands of years but a complex plant life form is "like generating a dinosaur from an ancient egg."
The Associated Press showed a picture of the plant. It looked much like a dainty periwinkle.
So, was this before the B type Nomads? Would the O and A Explorers be that far north at that time? ??)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 4:19am; Reply: 1
read the monos for the gts up in the genotype website
Posted by: O in Virginia, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 5:51pm; Reply: 2
Wow!   :o
Posted by: PrincessMia, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:57pm; Reply: 3
How cool is that.
Posted by: Dianne, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:55pm; Reply: 4
Posted by: san j, Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:20am; Reply: 5
Isn't it a delightful metaphor?
Posted by: jayneeo, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:15am; Reply: 6
a friend of mine said, "the ice age flower ate my bunny"!
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:13pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from jayneeo
a friend of mine said, "the ice age flower ate my bunny"!

Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:34am; Reply: 8
...just a joke on the fact that we don't know what we're bringing back....! but I think it's awesome...(the dang thing looks just like the current flower....but keep your bunny back)
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2:26am; Reply: 9
On that note did anyone see the update on Otzi, the 5,300 year old iceman?
He had brown eyes and hair and was blodd type O. His current relatives are living in Corsica and Sardinia. Even though he was active he had hardening of the arteries, Lyme disease (2/3 of the bacteria genome) and was lactose intolerant! Lots of info!
Posted by: jayneeo, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 9:45pm; Reply: 10
wow...! fascinating!!
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