Silene stenophylla Kingdom: Plantae Angiosperms Eudicots Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Caryophyllaceae Genus: Silene Species: S. stenophylla Binomial name Silene stenophylla Ledeb (1842) Silene stenophylla commonly called narrow-leafed campion is a species in the genus Silene that is found in far eastern Siberia. Individuals have been regenerated from frozen fruit dating from the Pleistocene Scientists in Russia have grown a plant from an Ice Age squirrel burrow containing fruit and seeds that were stuck in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30000 years and when it grew people were screaming and hysterical and many were holding back tears. Russian scientists have grown a flower from fruit tissues found in an Ice Age squirrel's burrow in the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia yesterday.The scientists reported their find in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Silene stenophylla plant has been resurrected from what is the oldest plant material to have been brought to life and people held back tears.The team found around 75 squirrel burrows in the Siberian river. burrows were found at 20-40m from the present day surface and located in layers containing bones of large mammals such as mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, a bison, horse, deer, and other representatives of fauna from the age of the mammoths, as well as plant remains," they reported and were excited about it. "The squirrels dug in the frozen ground to build their burrows ...

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