Copeland, Larry O. Copeland, Lawrence O. McDonald, Miller McDonald, Miller F. (31 October 1995). Principles of Seed Science and Technology. Springer Science & Business Media. Gibson, J. Phil Gibson, Terri R. (2006). Plant Ecology. Sallon, Sarah Solowey, E. Cohen, Y. Korchinsky, R. Egli, M. Woodhatch, I. Simchoni, O. Kislev, M. (Thirteen June 2008). “Germination, Genetics, and Growth of an Ancient Date Seed”. Roach, John (22 November 2005). “2,000-Year-Old Seed Sprouts, Sapling Is Thriving”. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 14 February 2007. A sapling germinated earlier this year from a 2,000-year-outdated date palm seed is thriving, based on Israeli researchers who’re cultivating the historic plant. Sarah Sallon, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center (NMRC) in Jerusalem. Moskowitz, Clara (12 June 2008). “Extinct Tree From Christ’s Time Rises From the Dead”. LiveScience. Retrieved 3 February 2010. Carbon relationship of the seeds discovered at Masada revealed that they date from roughly the time of the historic fortress’ siege, in A.D.
73. The seeds have been present in storage rooms, and appear to have been stockpiled for the Jews hiding out towards the invading Romans. The seeds were excavated about 40 years in the past, together with skeletons of those that died throughout the siege. Since then, the seeds had been languishing in a drawer until Sallon and her group decided to try and develop them anew. Though just a few timber have been planted from seeds which can be rumored to be older than the Masada ones, the Methuselah tree holds the record for the oldest directly dated seed to be germinated. Scientists decided its age from management seeds taken from the identical batch, and from shell fragments from the sprouted seed itself. Erlanger, Steven (12 June 2005). “After 2,000 Years, a Seed From Ancient Judea Sprouts”. New York Times. Retrieved three February 2010. Israeli docs and scientists have succeeded in germinating a date seed almost 2,000 years outdated. The seed, nicknamed Methuselah, was taken from an excavation at Masada, the cliff fortress where, in A.D.