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Unformatted text preview: Stem meristem Leaf primordia Bud primordia Root tip meristems (form root system) Shoot Meristem Root Meristem Primary meristems are permanent and self-perpetuating. They consist of the meristem initials and the derivatives. As meristem initials divide, they produce derivative meristems from which the tissue systems of the plant are formed. Primary Derivative Meristems Protoderm Differentiates into surface or dermal tissues, the epidermis Procambium Differentiates into vascular tissue of primary growth including xylem and phloem Ground meristem Produces fundamental or ground tissues, including parenchyma, collenchyma and sclerenchyma...
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- Fall '09