Lecture 4 - Shoot Apical Meristem OUTLINE I Morphology of the SAM A General size and shape B Changes during the plastochron I Histology of the SAM

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Shoot Apical Meristem OUTLINE I. Morphology of the SAM A. General size and shape B. Changes during the plastochron I. Histology of the SAM A. Lower Vascular Plants B. Flowering Plants I. Methods of Study A. Cytohistological Zonation B. Cell Cycle C. Clonal Analysis D. Shoot Meristem-specific Genes Reading Assignment: Pages 234-240 1. KNOX1/SHOOTMERISTEMLESS 2. WUSCHEL and CLAVATA Review Reading : Biology, Chapter 35, pages on Growth, Morphogenesis and Differentiation
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STUDY QUESTIONS FOR LECTURE 16 1. What are the three functions of the shoot apical meristem (SAM)? 2. What histological, cell cycle and gene expression characteristics define the SAM? 3. When in the life cycle of a seed plant does the SAM originate developmentally? Defend your answer using the characteristics from question 2.
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Definitions Plastochron - the time interval between initiations of two successive leaf primordia. Periclinal
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Lecture 4 - Shoot Apical Meristem OUTLINE I Morphology of the SAM A General size and shape B Changes during the plastochron I Histology of the SAM

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