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Stem cells that make stems

Plant stem cells, contained in specialized structures called meristems, have amazing regenerative powers. They enable plants to grow and produce new organs throughout lifetimes that can span hundreds of years.

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Figure 1: Contribution of shoot and root meristems to the Arabidopsis plant.
Figure 2: The primary shoot meristem of a vegetatively growing plant.
Figure 3: The developmental fate of a cell is determined by its position.
Figure 4: The primary root meristem in the embryo.
Figure 5: Stem-cell concepts.

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Weigel, D., Jürgens, G. Stem cells that make stems. Nature 415, 751–754 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/415751a

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