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Meristematic Tissues in Plant Growth and Development

Series: Biological Sciences Series

Edited By: Michael T McManus and Bruce Veit

320 pages, Illus

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2002 | #119010 | ISBN: 1841272272
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Whereas the adult body plan of an animal is established largely during embryogenesis, the body plan of a plant is elaborated throughout its life, through the activity of meristematic tissues. Although many of the patterning mechanisms that operate during embryogenesis in animal systems are becoming understood in molecular terms, the extent to which analogous mechanisms underpin the formation and function of meristematic tissues in plants remains unclear. This volume takes a fresh look at the essential nature of meristematic tissues and the manner in which they contribute to the growth and development of the plant. Authors pay special attention to the molecular mechanisms underlying meristem formation and maintenance, while at the same time integrating them with existing physiological and anatomical information.


The organization and function of plant meristems; The vegetative meristem; Shoot apical meristem formation in higher plant embryogenesis; Genetic control of reproductive meristems; Axillary meristem development; Phyllotaxis in higher plants; Axial patterning and meristematic growth in leaves; Regulation of cell division in plants; The root meristem; References; Index.

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