May 29, 2013
shortformblog:

For the first time in 400 years, this moss: A few years back, University of Alberta biologist Catherine La Farge found remnants of moss frozen in a glacier since the Little Ice Age. She then took some of the ancient plant material, ground it up, and put the remnants in a number of petri dishes. Despite the fact that those plant cells were frozen for hundreds of years, new life grew in those petri dishes. Cool, eh?

Plants are incredibly flexible. They can overcome drought and deluge, heat and frost, and apparently, time. ~AR

shortformblog:

For the first time in 400 years, this moss: A few years back, University of Alberta biologist Catherine La Farge found remnants of moss frozen in a glacier since the Little Ice Age. She then took some of the ancient plant material, ground it up, and put the remnants in a number of petri dishes. Despite the fact that those plant cells were frozen for hundreds of years, new life grew in those petri dishes. Cool, eh?

Plants are incredibly flexible. They can overcome drought and deluge, heat and frost, and apparently, time. ~AR

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