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Hypothesis: Plant stem cells hold the key to extreme longevity

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Theories of ageing explain how multicellular organisms age by means of an immortal germ line and a perishable soma, whereby accumulated damage is preferentially distributed to the soma. Plants do not clearly separate germline and somatic cells, which questions whether current theories of ageing are applicable to plants. Plant stem cells have germline-like features, while plant tissue that dies in a mostly seasonal manner, such as leaves and xylem, have soma-like properties. Plant stem cells m...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.tma.2018.12.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Target Discovery Institute
ORCID:
0000-0001-8960-8095
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Translational Medicine of Aging Journal website
Volume:
3
Pages:
14-16
Publication date:
2019-01-11
Acceptance date:
2018-12-21
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EISSN:
2468-5011
Pubs id:
pubs:959703
URN:
uri:d6daed87-1184-49cc-8f94-9b1257f67883
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uuid:d6daed87-1184-49cc-8f94-9b1257f67883
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pubs:959703

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