[ExI] 24,000 y/o bdelloid rotifer revived from permafrost

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 20:12:03 UTC 2021

“A living bdelloid rotifer from 24,000-year-old Arctic permafrost”


“Here, we report the survival of an obligate parthenogenetic bdelloid rotifer, recovered from northeastern Siberian permafrost radiocarbon-dated to ∼24,000 years BP. This constitutes the longest reported case of rotifer survival in a frozen state. We confirmed the finding by identifying rotifer actin gene sequences in a metagenome obtained from the same sample.”

SR Ballard
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