Cell division is the only path to immortality. Nondividing cells can live for as long as a hundred years, but they always eventually die.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Quote of the Week: Cell Division
From a discussion of the 1838 cell theory proposed by Shcleiden & Schwann that appears in The Cell Cycle: An Introduction (1993) Murry & Hunt (W.H. Feeman & Co., New York):