Physiology of Regeneration and Transplantation

  • Hans Mohr
  • Peter Schopfer


The term regeneration describes the ability of an organism to become complete again after parts of it have been lost. This term is also now used when the whole organism develops from isolated parts of an organism, including single somatic cells. Regeneration occurs widely in plants and has for a long time played an important role in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, e.g. the propagation of cuttings, cloning and coppice management. It is almost impossible to overestimate the importance of regeneration experiments for theoretical plant physiology.


Adventitious Root Leaf Primordium Microspore Mother Cell Shoot Axis Vegetative Apex 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Mohr
    • 1
  • Peter Schopfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BotanikBiologisches Institut II der UniversitätFreiburgGermany

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