Vincenzo Nardi-Dei vinz at PCLSP2.KUICR.KYOTO-U.AC.JP
Fri May 20 10:11:06 EST 1994

Manuel answered:

>..................... You are right: most of the cells of a plant having
>undergone differentiation to specialized functions will not suffice the
>requirements for reproduction.

I wonder if such differentiated cells, unable to reproduct, have
undergone a telomer-consumption-like effect and if, as "old" animal
cells, they remain unable to replicate once separated from the
plant and put in colture medium containing the appropriate growth
factors and hormons, or will devlop a "callus" that will originate
a new plant and not a "cancer-like" organism.

-- Vincenzo

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