HolyCoast: Jurassic Plant

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jurassic Plant

Well, it's not really that old, but if they can do this, can a Velociraptor be far behind?
Fruit and seeds hidden in an Ice Age squirrel's burrow in Siberian permafrost have been resurrected into a flower by Russian scientists.

Using a pioneering experiment, the Sylene stenophylla has become the oldest plant ever to be regrown and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

The seeds date back 30,000 to 32,000 years and raise hopes that iconic Ice Age mammals like the woolly mammoth could also eventually be resurrected.

Maybe we could put them in a special game park...on an island somewhere that looks a lot like Kauai...

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Or maybe near the house The Won lived in so long ago...