|Silene stenophylla (Image by Yashina et al. via PNAS)|
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Heres another interesting story courtesy of Sally. The New York Times reports that Russian scientists have regenerated a specimen of the arctic narrow-leafed campion (Silene stenophylla) from seed dated at 32,000 years old. The seeds were collected by a squirrel in the late Pleistocene, hoarded and subsequently entombed in ice.