A living bdelloid rotifer from 24,000-year-old Arctic permafrost

  title={A living bdelloid rotifer from 24,000-year-old Arctic permafrost},
  author={Lyubov Shmakova and Stas Malavin and Nataliia S. Iakovenko and Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya and Daniel Shain and Michał Plewka and Elizaveta M Rivkina},
  journal={Current Biology},

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