Centuries-old frozen plants revived

Plants that were frozen during the Little Ice Age centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.

Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions.

Researchers say this back-from-the-dead trick has implications for how ecosystems recover from the planet’s cyclic long periods of ice coverage.

The findings appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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