Background General According to this article, mothers transmit on average a number $x$ of new mutations to their offspring. This number $x$ is independent of the age of the Mother. Fathers, however ...
I seem to recall from either reading or lecture that there have been instances of trees that are self-incompatible accumulating enough mutations in an axillary bud that the resulting branch was able ...
If a plant, say a ficus or a teak, as a sapling were exposed to radiation, and a tree of the same species were present at the same distance, which of the two would be more likely to mutate?