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Dokl Biol Sci. 2018 May;480(1):100-102. doi: 10.1134/S0012496618030079. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Viable Nematodes from Late Pleistocene Permafrost of the Kolyma River Lowland.

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1
Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow oblast, 142290, Russia. nastya.shat@rambler.ru.
2
Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russia.
3
Pertsov White Sea Biological Station, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russia.
4
Higher School of Economics, Pushchino, Moscow oblast, 142290, Russia.
5
Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow oblast, 142290, Russia.
6
Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544-1013, USA.

Abstract

We have obtained the first data demonstrating the capability of multicellular organisms for longterm cryobiosis in permafrost deposits of the Arctic. The viable soil nematodes Panagrolaimus aff. detritophagus (Rhabditida) and Plectus aff. parvus (Plectida) were isolated from the samples of Pleistocene permafrost deposits of the Kolyma River Lowland. The duration of natural cryopreservation of the nematodes corresponds to the age of the deposits, 30 000-40 000 years.

PMID:
30009350
DOI:
10.1134/S0012496618030079
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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