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Ice Age flower reblooms


February 21, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Feb. 21, 2012 — Russian scientists say they have regenerated a flower from the Ice Age.

Feb. 21, 2012 — Russian scientists say they have regenerated a flower from the Ice Age.

The scientists say the Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated and is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

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They used fruit tissues from a squirrel’s burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30-thousand years.


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