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GIF time for our bryophyte and rotifer friends, from our latest episode of Deep Look:

These ‘Resurrection Plants’ Spring Back to Life in Seconds | Deep Look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoFGKlZMo2g

“Rain falls and within seconds dried-up moss that’s been virtually dead for decades unfurls in an explosion of green. The microscopic creatures living in the moss come out to feed. Scientists say the genes in these “resurrection plants” might one day protect crops from drought.”

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