Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 February 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 7, p. nf4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.7.nf4]

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Older and Stronger

Caroline Seydel

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2002/7/nf4

Abstract: A close relative of aspirin helps plants fight disease once they're mature, according to a new report. The results provide insight into a way in which some organisms get robust rather than feeble as they grow old. Some researchers caution, however, that salicylic acid's place in this so-called age-related resistance system is not yet clear.

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