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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Talk about your long life span! 180,000 to 430,000 years!

Fungus from a deep-sea sediment core that is hundreds of thousands of years old can grow when placed in culture, scientists have discovered.
Indian researchers say the fungi come from sediments that are between 180,000 and 430,000 years old.

Then there are the bacteria from a salt cave in Utah that are over 250,000 years old that came to life and reproduced. (here)

The original article is here.

2nd original article here.

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