[Coral-List] RE: Age of clones

MScience P/L admin at mscience.net.au
Thu Jan 19 18:28:26 EST 2006



I'm sure there will be a number of replies pointing out that several species
of coral also produce planulae asexually, such that clones can propagate
through planular dispersal & settlement.

Given the issue raised in clones like Dolly the sheep about aging telomeres,
a more relevant measure of age of clones may by the number of mitotic cell
divisions since meiosis.

Dr J. A. Stoddart
Assoc.Proj. Marine Science
MScience Pty Ltd
School of Plant Biology (M090)
University of Western Australia
Crawley WA 6009
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Email: jim at mscience.net.au. Web:www.mscience.net.au

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