Germline Evolution: Sequestered Cells or Immortal Strands?

Duur K. Aanen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mutation accumulation in long-lived fairy-ring mushrooms is orders of magnitude lower than predicted based on per-cell division mutation rates in other organisms. A possible explanation is the maintenance of ‘immortal’ template-DNA in the active periphery of the fairy ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R799-R801
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019


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