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15,000-year-old virus discovered in Tibetan glacier | Digital Trends Spanish

A team of scientists studying glacier ice has found nearly 15-year-old viruses in two ice samples taken from China's Tibetan Plateau. Most of these viruses, which have managed to survive frozen, do not resemble any other virus cataloged to date. The results, which were published in the journal Microbiome, could help experts understand how viruses have evolved over the centuries. "These glaciers formed gradually, and along with the dust and gases, a lot of viruses were also deposited on that ice," explains Zhi-Ping Zhong, lead author of the study and researcher at the Byrd State University Center for Polar and Climate Research. from Ohio. Ohio State University.“Glaciers in western China are not well studied, and our goal is to use this information to reflect past environments. And virus...