Defrosted Moss Sprouts Anew After 1,500 years in Antarctic Permafrost
Last year I blogged about the surprising discovery that mosses released after 400 years of frozen glacial ensquashment had managed to survive and sprout new growth, a finding that radically altered our ideas about regrowth during the retreat of ice ages.
I covered the story today for National Geographic Daily News; it's my first article for them, and you can read it here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jennifer Frazer is a AAAS Science Journalism Award-winning science writer. She has degrees in biology, plant pathology/mycology, and science writing, and has spent many happy hours studying life in situ.