Age of viable bacteria extracted from amber

Range 34,000 to170,000 Years
Organism Bacteria Micrococcus luteus
Reference Greenblatt CL, Baum J, Klein BY, Nachshon S, Koltunov V, Cano RJ. Micrococcus luteus survival in amber. Microb Ecol. 2004 Jul48(1):120-7. p.122 right column 4th paragraphPubMed ID15164240
Method 16S RNA analysis (comparison with conspecific bacteria)
Comments From 120-million-year-old amber deposits.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106140