32,000-year-old seed sprouts into living plant

by Anonymous on Feb. 22nd, 2012

A 32,000-year-old fruit, stored in the burrow of a ground squirrel and frozen until its recent discovery, has been cultivated into living plants through a laboratory cloning procedure. The pretty little white flowers of the narrow-leafed campion are by far the oldest seeds ever to have been grown into new plants. Read the New York Times story here.

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