I’m considering starting a series on several ways that plant genomes can take more punishment than mammalian genomes and survive. Right now I can think of:
-Telomerase knockouts (for a few generations) and tissue culture for decades
-Whole genome duplications/and aneuploidy
Can you think of any other examples of things plant genomes can survive better than animal genomes? (Or counter examples of things that are horrible for plants but that animal genomes can shrug off without ill effects?).
I’m not asking anyone to do my research for me, I’ll track down the papers for myself. But in finding research results, like many things, knowning they’re there to be found is half the battle.