Skip to comments.Centuries-old frozen plants revived
Posted on 05/29/2013 7:02:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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. They come from a group from the University of Alberta, who were exploring an area around the Teardrop Glacier, high in the Canadian Arctic. The glaciers in the region have been receding at rates that have sharply accelerated since 2004, at about 3-4m per year. That is exposing land that has not seen light of day since the so-called Little Ice Age, a widespread climatic cooling that ran roughly from AD 1550 to AD 1850.
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Think Pandora's box.
It’s all fun and games until it turns into a 1951 sci-fi film.
That, I fear, is closer than we think. Man is really playing with fire with all the genetic research we are doing.
What a dilemma for “The Greenies!”
Settled Greenie science: Global Warming, BAD; Green Earth, GOOD.
Now that the Globe is warming, the glaciers are receeding and underneath the slumbering plants are turning the newly exposed Earth Green!
Oh Noooooooossssssss! Global Warming is now a “Green” Event!!!
...which will be delivered to your sweetie by ProFlowers.com in 3....2....1......
Or a classic Dr. Who episode....
Audrey Jr. LOL!
So if we cause a species to go extinct that’s horrible but if we bring back an extinct species that’s so cool. Hmmm...
Today, it’s bryophytes. Tomorrow it’ll be T-Rex.
Oooo...I like the looks of that one.
Glad someone else got the reference.
I loved Tom Baker. He was my favorite Dr.
And a good Rasputin too!
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