Applications, Inferences and Conclusions
Further investigations into the patterns of chloroplast numbers will provide insights into principles of differentiation in general (see also section A. I. 2.). The terminal patterns are being subdivided into prepatterns, and approaches are being developed to analyze them. The advantages of studying chloroplast number as a tool for investigating differentiation are that (i) it is less complex than many other parameters, (ii) it only requires counting under the microscope, which can be done easily, at least in principle, and (iii) approximate or even exact estimates per cell can be attained.
KeywordsSugar Beet Guard Cell Daughter Cell Meristematic Cell Diploid Plant
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