The Evolving Concept of the Meristem

The Evolving Concept of the Meristem Plant Molecular Biology (2006) 60:v–vii  Springer 2006 DOI 10.1007/s11103-006-0061-4 Editorial Simon Scofield and James A.H. Murray* Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QT, UK (*author for correspondence; phone: +44-1223-334166; fax: +44-1223-334162; e-mail ‘‘Wie an dem Gewebe uberhaupt zwei Formen zu cells capable of giving rise to ‘‘the entire organ’’. unterscheiden sind, so gibt es auch hauptsachlich The word appears to derive from a germanisation zwei Arten von Teilungsgewebe. Das Eine ist of the ancient Greek word for ‘‘divided’’ or dasjenige, woraus anfanglich das ganze Organ ‘‘divisible’’, referring to the inherent quality of besteht, und das auch oft noch spa¨ terhin, zuweilen meristematic cells. In defining the term, Na¨ geli zeitlebens ta¨ tig ist; ich will es Meristem nennen. profoundly recognised the unique ability of the Das Andere tra¨ gt seit la¨ ngerer Zeit den Namen meristem to provide the cells that would ultimately Cambium. Man hat zwar in neuerer Zeit (Schle- give rise to all organs of the plant- in essence, that iden, Schacht etc.) alles Bildungsgewebe Cambium the meristem contains stem cells. Today’s definition geheissen. Fu¨ r diese Verallgemeinerung des Be- ‘‘ Plant tissue consisting of cells which are actively griffes Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

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