A definitive demonstration of fitness effects due to somatic mutation in a plant


The open, meristematic development of plants, in which there is no separation between somatic and germline tissues and cell lineages can become highly ramified while growing great distances, results in bodies that can span wide ranges of size and age while sustaining heavy physical damage. This comes at a cost relative to nearly all animals, in which… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2013.114


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