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Tiny creatures recovered from Siberia permafrost found to be 24,000 years old


A tiny creature was able to survive 24,000 years of being frozen — and then reproduce once thawed, a new study suggests.

The microscopic multi-celled organism, known as a bdelloid rotifer, was dug up from the River Alayeza in Siberia.

Once thawed, the tiny creature, which belongs to the genus Adineta, was said to be able to reproduce asexually.



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