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  • Some plants regenerate by duplicating their DNA

    Animal biology professor Ken Paige (left) and postdoctoral fellow Daniel Scholes found that a plant's ability to duplicate its genome within individual cells influences its ability to regenerate.

    Animal biology professor Ken Paige (left) and postdoctoral fellow Daniel Scholes found that a plant's ability to duplicate its genome within individual cells influences its ability to regenerate.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Ken Paige, call 217-244-6606; email k-paige@illinois.edu.
    To reach Daniel Scholes, email scholes2@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Plasticity in ploidy underlies plant fitness compensation to herbivore damage,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.