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32,000-year-old frozen plant reborn

Posted on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: shaddow134


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Russian researchers have revived a prehistoric plant from the remains of a 32,000-year-old frozen fruit.

The fruit was found buried in the fossilized burrows of ancient squirrels within the Siberian ice. The plant is the oldest viable multicellular living organism and also the first plant to have ever been returned to life from the permafrost. Scientists are hoping that they may be able to revive other frozen organisms in the same way.

"Using a horticulture technique called micropropagation, researchers grew the plant from fruit tissue in a test tube of nutrients."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by Sundew on 21 February, 2012, 23:03
Sounds kinda dangerous. What if the plant produces toxins or something that is potentially lethal to humans because we havnt built up an immunity to it. 30,000 years is not long in biological time, this is not some plant from the Jurassic Period or from off world. Very likely it's just a pretty novelty. Most plant toxins that can affect humans are poisons, a few are venoms. I don't know the genus and species of the flower in question, but any good taxonomist should be able to place it in a family. Assuming its ancestors are still around they can narrow it down even further. Once they determine... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by regeneratia on 21 February, 2012, 23:11
I find this plant and the ability to recreate it so incredibly fascinating. What a beautiful little flower! And I am sure this is making Monsanto, now owners of the highly questionable Blackwater, Inc, have massive poop-purges. LOL!!! ( could not say s--t fits and hope to have it remain as a comment).
Comment icon #21 Posted by regeneratia on 21 February, 2012, 23:16
I would worry more about some of the genetically engineered plants that are becoming part of our diet rather than this little flower. Me too. That is why this event is associated with Monsanto in my mind at this point in time.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Sundew on 21 February, 2012, 23:59
Me too. That is why this event is associated with Monsanto in my mind at this point in time. It was a terrible precedent when the courts allowed the patenting of living organisms. Companies are now in a race to see who can patent living organisms in the hope that some may produce huge future profits in pharmaceuticals. Personally I would not have a problem with plant patents on hybrid ornamental plants, like a rose or an orchid, AS LONG AS the plant was not being used for human consumption like rose hips (rose) or Vanilla (orchid). If a breeder makes a new variety of plant and then wants to di... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Kryso on 22 February, 2012, 0:07
Impressive. After some tests they may find it holds some medical properties too
Comment icon #24 Posted by Paracelse on 22 February, 2012, 7:07
Me too. That is why this event is associated with Monsanto in my mind at this point in time. Some of monsato's products might be banned in France and EU soon http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=222649&st=0&p=4210407&fromsearch=1entry4210407
Comment icon #25 Posted by Mistress of Shadows on 22 February, 2012, 10:36
I read about this on another website. I think it looks a lot like simbelmyrne (the white flower on Lord of the Rings that Theoden is holding when he talks about his son dying.)
Comment icon #26 Posted by bening on 23 February, 2012, 16:43
Using a horticulture technique called micropropagation, researchers grew the plant from fruit tissue in a test tube of nutrients. The ones that grew roots were transferred into pots with soil and light, where they developed flowers and seeds. It'is great methods... Jadwal Motogp 2012
Comment icon #27 Posted by SatampraZeiros on 25 February, 2012, 0:59
night of the Triffids anyone?
Comment icon #28 Posted by regeneratia on 5 March, 2012, 23:26
Some of monsato's products might be banned in France and EU soon http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=222649&st=0&p=4210407&fromsearch=1entry4210407 Hi u! Is there any new news on this issue? Been planting all heirloom seeds since January in the greenhouse. Gonna try to plant only heirloom this year.


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