Creature coming back to life after 24,000 years frozen in Siberia

Creature coming back to life after 24,000 years frozen in Siberia

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The Bdeloid rotifer is known for its ability to withstand adverse conditions.

A microscopic multicellular organism has resurfaced in Siberia after being frozen for 24,000 years. This is the only research in which scientists have found an animal known as rotifer bedeloides in the Alaiza River in the Russian Arctic.

Once molted, he was able to reproduce asexually, even after spending millennia in a latency stage called cryptobiosis.

Previous research had already shown that they could be frozen for up to ten years. A new study published this week in the journal Current Biology suggests that they can live for thousands of years, or even indefinitely.

“The bottom line is that a multicellular organism can be frozen and stored for thousands of years and then come back to life – the dream of many fiction writers,” said Stas Malvin of the Institute for Physical-Chemical and Biological Problems. The Science of the World. In Solo, Russia, to the Press Association news agency.

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