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Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba tre

Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Hill

Aging is a universal property of multicellular organisms. Although some tree species can live for centuries or millennia, the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying their longevity are unclear. To address this, we investigated age-related changes in the vascular cambium from 15- to 667-y-old Ginkgo biloba trees. The ring width decreased sharply during the first 100 to 200 y, with only a slight change after 200 y of age, accompanied by decreasing numbers of cambial cell layers.

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