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Many studies, including those of Hayflick himself, have found a strong correlation between a species' Hayflick limit and its maximum lifespan. For example, Galapagos tortoises, which can live over a century, have a Hayflick limit of 90-125, and mice, which live only a few years, have a Hayflick limit of 14-28. However, the mechanism connecting the maximum ...
After cloning, the recipient cell is converted into embryonic stem cell. When it is a stem cell, it can produce enzyme telomerase itself which a naturally occurring enzyme that maintains telomeres and prevents them from shortening during cell division in cells. So i think there are no problem on shortening of telomeres.
Yes, it is. Dolly died of cancer in early years. Length of the telomeres depends on the donor tissue: "In Dolly's study, the animal produced from fetal tissue appeared to have telomere lengths non-distinguishable from normal controls, while the other two, including Dolly, which originated from adult cells, were found to have shorter telomeres." (Xu & ...
In replication, both the chromosomal halves (which are simultaneously threaded through the replication complex) have a lagging and a leading strand. A part of the segment will be replicated as leading and a part as lagging.
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