Monday, April 25, 2011

The World's Oldest Living Organisms

These organisms has lived for over hundreds years. Check them here!

  • First, In the mountains of Nevada, there are a bristlecone pine that was dated at 5100 years from its growth rings. Now, this tree had been cut down.
  • Second, A certain lichens (a symbiotic colonies of algae and fungi) in Antartica have grown to more than 100 mm in diameter. Because of it, the scientists estimate it may be 10,000 years old.
  • And the last, In the deserts of southwest California the creosote bush grows in an ever-widening circle of plants that are clones of the original plant that once grew in the centre. The size of one circle shows the the original plan grew some 11,700 years ago.

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