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'Immortal' Lichens in the New York Times

January 2, 2013
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Close of picture of lichen being studied by ecologist Anne Pringle

The New York Times recently featured ecologist Anne Pringle's research on the growth of decades-old lichens in a nearby Petersham cemetery. Understanding how lichens live, grow, and senesce may help Pringle and her research team redefine biological mortality as we know it.

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