age of oldest living micro-organism

Umnarj Paeratakul umnarj at mozart.inet.co.th
Wed Dec 11 09:39:29 EST 1996

jsgottlie at unccsun.uncc.edu (Jordan Gottlieb) wrote:
>On Mon, 09 Dec 1996 04:11:03 -0600, JJF at novo.dk wrote:

>I belive the oldest living organism is considered to be E. cloaca,
>carbon dated at over 12,000 years.  It was isolated from a mastadont
>dug up in Burning Tree Golf Course in Ohio (I forget the town).  I
>began my undergraduate at Ohio Wesleyan University shortly after it
>was discovered.

Dear friend,

I remember reading a Science magazine that has 
an article that someone "revive" an intestinal 
bacteria of an insect embeded in amber.
This bug was suppose to be million years old.

You may want to search the journal for this 

Just my 2 cents.

Umnarj Paeratakul

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