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Tissues213-page5 - • Wound healing • Secondary cork...

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Plant Tissues - 5 Meristems from Cell Dedifferentiation Almost any living plant cell has the ability to dedifferentiate – to become a meristematic cell – and begin growth processes anew. In fact, some natural and normal growth patterns require dedifferentiation, such as: Lateral root formation Adventitious growth (growth from a plant organ other than “self”)
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Unformatted text preview: • Wound healing • Secondary cork cambium Most meristems that arise from dedifferentiation are functionally primary meristems. Cork cambium is, however, a secondary meristem. Several plant propagation techniques, such as tissue culture, cloning, cuttings and layering, take advantage of dedifferentiation to grow needed organs....
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