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

Abstract

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

Topics

Figures and Tables

Sorry, we couldn't extract any figures or tables for this paper.