Scientists revived Worms buried in snow for 46000 years full story
Scientists found the microscopic 'nematode' in a fossilized burrow frozen in silt in the northeastern Arctic region. Plant material recovered from the burrow revealed that the insects were between 45,839 and 47,769 years old and had settled towards the end of the Pleistocene era. The study related to this has been published in PLOS Genetics Journal.
Scientists associated with the study claim that the radiocarbon dating they have done is absolutely accurate. A video related to this has been tweeted by Reuters, in which the scientists' side can be heard. Speaking to CNN, study co-author Teymuras Kurzchalia gave important information.
He explained about cryptobiotic state. Said that in that condition the organism can survive without oxygen and water. It is a situation between life and death. He claimed that anyone can stop their life and start it again.
While experimenting with insects in the lab, scientists discovered that they release a sugar called trehalose, which may have helped them avoid drying out and the cold. The study also shows that animals can adapt themselves to changing weather. Researchers now want to understand how long life can survive and regenerate.
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