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From Anatomical Features to Plant Structures

Abstract

As all organisms, woody plants undergo senescens and aging at the cellular level. Phloem cells may live for up to three years, xylem cells function a few decades, but trees may live centuries to millennia, and plants producing rhizomes may live forever. Therefore, there are special features to get old:

Keywords

Woody Plant Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Active Cambium Heartwood Formation Cushion Plant 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

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