|MadSci Network: Botany|
Do telomeres also functions as biological clock in plants (i.e. trees)? A clone animal biological age is the nuclear donors age plus his/her age. This is because length of the telomeres of the nuclear donor is also transmitted to the clone? Cloning plants (i.e. trees) is a less complicated procedure, you cut a branch and plant in a good soil or environment. Will the clone plant have the same biological age as the source plant? Granting the plant grows in a favorable environment and nurtured regularly, will there come a time that it will eventually die as animals do? Does the plant cells stop replicating to a certain point? I also wonder why grass are perrenial. Do they proliferate by sexual reproduction or by cloning?
Re: Do telomeres also functions as biological clock in plants?
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