homoblastic


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Related to homoblastic: holoblastic

homoblastic

(ˌhəʊməˈblæstɪk)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant or plant part) showing no difference in form between the juvenile and the adult structures. Compare heteroblastic
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The major advance achieved with this scheme is the possibility of a quantitative distinction between homoblastic and heteroblastic species, morphologically or physiologically, which overcomes the vagueness of Goebel's definition (see below).
Ray's (1990) system, originally proposed for heteroblastic vines, allows a clear distinction between homoblastic and heteroblastic species.
The only direct experimental test of this notion, with "juveniles" of 4 homoblastic and heteroblastic species pairs, failed to detect an advantage of heteroblastic species (Gamage & Jesson, 2007).
The adult leaves are regarded as ancestral because they are similar to leaves of homoblastic Pseudopanax species in both form and development (Clearwater & Gould, 1993; Philipson, 1971).