Experts, please settle a bet.

Mark schneegurt.1 at nd.edu
Fri Jan 30 16:21:08 EST 1998


> Is a fresh cut flower still a "living thing?"  (In other words, is it 
> still alive?)  My friend says no, because it is separated from the rest 
> of the plant.  I say yes, it is still alive until the cells die.  What 
> do you all decide?
> 

Yes, the cut flower is still a living thing.  The cells are alive.  Some
organs are alive.  Some tissues are alive. I could take those living cells
and culture them in a petri dish. In fact, a whole new plant could be
grown from some of those cells. You are correct.

Dr. Mark.



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