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Name: miguel
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: MD
Country: USA
Date: Spring 2010

Question:
Do plants die of old age like animals?



Replies:
Perhaps helpful:

Aging in plants is called senescence:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_senescence

http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/101/1/197

and differs in several ways from animals:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL
&_udi=B6T31-4564WHD-2&_user=10&_coverDate=04%2F30%2
F2002&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor
=&view=c&_searchStrId=1244209133&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=
C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=
4709ea4e3c35f5c01c395eb2178ffc88

Anthony Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden



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