ground meristem

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ground meristem

The primary meristem that differentiates into the pith and cortex.
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ground′ mer`istem

an area of primary growing tissue, at the stem tips of a plant, that develops into pith and cortex.
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The procambium is positioned in parallel to the stem apex due to the activity of ground meristem and the pronounced increase in the medullary region (Fig.
(Paiva and Machado, 2006), the origin of this type of colleter involves the protoderm and the ground meristem.
hirsutus represent a failure of the ground meristem of leaf primordia to differentiate into palisade and spongy mesophyll during leaf expansion (Babu et al.

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