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Date: September 2004


Question:
What part of a plant or animal cell can repair worn out cell parts?



Replies:
Dear Jeanne,

In general, one can say that all parts of a plant or animal cell can be repaired or rejuvenated. Virtually all parts of a cell are continually being made and destroyed so in summation, the parts are renewed.

Sincerely,

Jim Tokuhisa



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