Scientists Revive Long-dormant Plants

Scientists have succeeded in bringing back to life plants that have spent more than 400 years under a glacier.

The plants known as bryophytes, more commonly known as mosses and liverworts, were left behind by retreating glaciers and are thought to be between 400 and 600 years old. The finding overturns the long-held assumption that plants exposed by shrinking glaciers are dead.

In a laboratory setting, researchers took 24 samples and were able to successfully produce eleven cultures …

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