resetting the ageing clock

Iuval Clejan clejan at
Sat Aug 22 23:25:13 EST 1998

I guess the other obvious resetting mechanism is that the zygote also has
longer telomeres than its parents soma.

Iuval Clejan wrote:

> Is there any evidence that a clock resetting mechanism occurs in mammals
> from generation to generation, akin to the ERCs in yeast segregating to
> the mother cell? I haven't read all the mitochondria related posts
> carefully yet, but I did skim something saying that there is a strong
> selection process for the egg, and I seem to recall that all the
> mitochondria of the zygote come from the egg, not the sperm. Is that it?

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