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'Methuselah' tree grows from ages-old seed

By Kelli Whitlock Burton
Globe Correspondent / June 16, 2008

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The 4-foot-tall sapling looks just like any other young date palm. But the tree, growing in a laboratory in Jerusalem, is anything but ordinary. Named "Methuselah" by one of its cultivators, the sapling grew from a 2,000-year-old seed - the oldest scientifically dated seed to ever be germinated. (Full article: 583 words)

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