Ancient plants back to life after 30,000 frozen years

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Junglekeeper, Feb 20, 2012.

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    Thanks for sharing that link, Junglekeeper. This is really fascinating, but I don't see or understand how they could propagate using the shell, or placental tissue as the article suggests. What I find even more interesting is that the scientists involved are saying there are subtle difference in Silene stenophylla found in that region today and the same plant 30K years ago. I wonder if such a plant would even survive in today's biosphere. It's cousins evolved over tens of thousands of years for reasons.
     

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