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    Why can't plant palisade mesophyll cells undergo mitosis?
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    (Original post by Chloe8585)
    Why can't plant palisade mesophyll cells undergo mitosis?
    Yes they can undergo mitosis. A general rule of thumb: if a cell isn't a sex cell and contains a nucleus, then they replicate by mitosis.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    Yes they can undergo mitosis. A general rule of thumb: if a cell isn't a sex cell and contains a nucleus, then they replicate by mitosis.
    Not necessarily. I don't know what the picture is like in plants, but in animals a big fraction of cells are terminally differentiated and don't replicate at all. More of the cell line are made continually by stem cell precursors.
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    Not necessarily. I don't know what the picture is like in plants, but in animals a big fraction of cells are terminally differentiated and don't replicate at all. More of the cell line are made continually by stem cell precursors.
    Yes that is true for animal cells, since they contain many specialised cells like red blood cells
 
 
 
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