Tiny animal revived after 24,000 years


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12 April 2021

Tiny animal revived after 24,000 years then cloned itself

Malavin and his team drilled into permafrost near the Alazeya river in north-east Siberia, Russia, in 2015. They found a single rotifer, a worm-like creature less than a quarter of a millimetre long. When the researchers warmed it up and gave it food, it became active. It also reproduced, because it is a bdelloid rotifer that can clone itself without the need for a sexual partner.

Makes you wonder what else they discovered and haven't told us about!

I think its a stretch to call it an animal!
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