primary meristem


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primary meristem

n.
One of the three kinds of meristematic tissue (procambium, protoderm, and ground meristem) that are derived from an apical meristem of a vascular plant.
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According to Diggle and DeMason (1983b), the transition of primary meristem into secondary meristem in the monocotyledonous species is analogous to the transition of procambium to vascular cambium in the woody dicotyledonous stem.
During this process the cambium, which normally functions as a secondary meristem, acquires the functional characters of a primary meristem, the apical root meristem.
(6,7) In our experiments, we confirmed the appearance of such giant cells in primary meristems of the zone of cell division in the root, where the cell differentiation did not take place.

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