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Probably Eukaryotes. Specifically, plants. This is a very fundamental question of life that is often overlooked. It goes without saying that plants and animals are the strongest contenders. However bacteria may also rival them. Be aware though that this is a contentious claim given more thorough estimations that take into account fluctuations in bacterial ...


First of all, you have to note that there is no such thing as a scientific, objective definition of life, and that many scientists disagree on a given definition, and that every definition has it's limits. However, the one from wikipedia Since there is no unequivocal definition of life, most current definitions in biology are descriptive. Life is ...


I am assuming that by longer life, you mean slower aging, because evolution can do little if a mountain falls on a person! So, why don’t organisms have slower, or better, zero rate of aging? The theory I am describing is based upon life history theory. Life history theory assumes that: Resources available to any organism are limited, Life processes like ...


At room temperature, Nail bed . It's not about survival. Those cells have a low growth rate. Other cells in bones may 'live' longer but harvesting bone marrow in decaying animals has not been done. If you freeze cells, they can last decades.

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