Novel Experimental Systems for Determining Cellular Competence and Determination

  • Debra Mohnen
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 62)


Plants are aggressive in their development. They can overcome severe injuries, such as removal of a limb or decapitation, by forming new centers of cell division called meristems that develop into roots, vegetative shoots or flowers. A major, albeit elusive, goal in plant developmental biology is to understand the molecular basis for the plasticity that allows differentiated cells to embark upon new developmental programs.


Adventitious Root Root Formation Leaf Explants Adventitious Root Formation Tissue Explants 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra Mohnen
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  1. 1.Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and Department of BiochemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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