Dedifferentiation: Common Process of Vascular Plant Ontogeny

  • Roger Buvat


The development of plants contrasts with that of animals because, generally, in contrast to animals, plants can continuously generate, through dedifferentiation, meristematic cells capable of giving rise to new organs: leafy stems, roots or reproductive organs.


Plant Cell Animal Cell Meristematic Cell Molecular Nitrogen Germinal Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Buvat
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine de MarseilleLaboratoire de GénétiqueMarseille Cedex 5France

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