Novel Genetic Clock discovers oldest known marine plant: Seagrass clone in the Baltic Sea is more than 1400 years old

10.06.2024/Kiel. An international research team led by Professor Dr Thorsten Reusch from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has discovered the oldest known marine plant using a novel genetic clock. This 1400-year-old seagrass clone from the Baltic Sea dates back to the Migration Period. The research project is a significant step towards better understanding and protecting marine ecosystems. The study with the results is published today in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

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