Reviving Ancient Microbes

October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study by researchers at Rutgers University which suggests microorganisms frozen in glaciers could be revived as the glaciers melt. Examination of microorganisms millions of years old from ice samples from the Transantarctic Mountains indicated that once recovered, older microorganisms took longer to reproduce and contained deteriorated DNA. Researchers suggest the study proves life did not arrive on earth from outside the solar system.


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