ground meristem

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ground meristem

The primary meristem that differentiates into the pith and cortex.

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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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.
To dissect the events associated with selection of procambial cells from the leaf ground meristem, Scarpella and colleagues [16] visualized apparent routes of auxin flow and associated cellular polarities during normal and experimentally altered leaf vascular patterning.

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