Ice age fruit tissues using it ice age flower plant again regenerated by Russian Scientist What next Ice Age mammals
Ice age fruit tissues using it ice age flower plant again regenerated by Russian Scientist
What next Ice Age mammals
Svetlana Yashina of the Institute of Cell Biophysics of the Russian Academy Of Sciences led the regeneration effort.
The study has demonstrated that tissue can survive ice conservation for tens of thousands of years, opening the way to the possible resurrection of Ice Age mammals.
The Russian research team recovered the fruit after investigating dozens of fossil burrows hidden in ice deposits on the right bank of the lower Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, the sediments dating back 30,000-32,000 years.
The sediments were firmly cemented together and often totally filled with ice, making any water infiltration impossible – creating a natural freezing chamber fully isolated from the surface.
Russian scientists published their findings in Tuesday's "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" of the United States.
They said that said experiment proves that permafrost serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms.
An entire flower from the Ice Age has been resurrected by Russian scientists in an experiment.
Russian scientists said that Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated and is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.
The raw material for the project was fruit tissues from an Ice Age squirrel's chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years.
"If we are lucky, we can find some frozen squirrel tissue," Dr Gubin told The Associated Press. "And this path could lead us all the way to mammoth."
Currently Japanese and Russian scientist are trying to find remains of ice age animals
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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