Lupinus arcticus Wats. Grown from Seeds of Pleistocene Age

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Science  06 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3797, pp. 113-114
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3797.113


Seeds of the arctic tundra lupine (Lupinus arcticus) at least 10,000 years old were found in lemming burrows deeply buried in permanently frozen silt of Pleistocene age in unglaciated central Yukon. They readily germinated in the laboratory and have since grown into normal, healthy plants.

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