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Everything has a life span. When it comes to trees, there are significant variations between species (see here some examples). Apart from the external factors, these variations seem to be related to telomeres length and telomerase activity [1]: The results from this study support the hypothesis that both increased telomere length and telomerase activity ...


The answer to this could be that there are many factors contributing to the length of the life of tree species. Climate: You can see that trees that have a reputation of becoming really old live in environments that have low moisture levels and much sunlight over the course of the year. For example, you can see that the most long-lived trees in America ...

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