Magnified image featuring a full view of a bdelloid rotifer recovered from permafrost (labeled A) along with an inset of a side view of the organism’s head (labeled B)
Rotifers Bounce Back After Being Frozen for 24,000 Years
The hardy animals were pulled from the permafrost in Siberia, giving scientists the opportunity to study how they survive extreme conditions.
Rotifers Bounce Back After Being Frozen for 24,000 Years
Rotifers Bounce Back After Being Frozen for 24,000 Years

The hardy animals were pulled from the permafrost in Siberia, giving scientists the opportunity to study how they survive extreme conditions.

The hardy animals were pulled from the permafrost in Siberia, giving scientists the opportunity to study how they survive extreme conditions.

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