The Problem of Stem Cells in Plants

The Problem of Stem Cells in Plants The uppermost cells of the root and shoot apical meristems are considered as stem cells. They are similar, in many features, to the stem cells of animals. But, unlike animals, the stem cells can repeatedly arise in plants during morphogenesis and regeneration or in tissue culture from actively dividing or differentiated cells. When the stem cells are removed, they can be repeatedly restored from the actively dividing cells. The maintenance of the population of stem cells is determined by interaction between the stem cells and actively dividing cells located below according to the feedback principle. The protein synthesized in the stem cells determines how the lower located cells affect the stem cells. Specificity of stem cell identification in plants is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

The Problem of Stem Cells in Plants

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-problem-of-stem-cells-in-plants-fe21Jm85Ar
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1024988214581
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The uppermost cells of the root and shoot apical meristems are considered as stem cells. They are similar, in many features, to the stem cells of animals. But, unlike animals, the stem cells can repeatedly arise in plants during morphogenesis and regeneration or in tissue culture from actively dividing or differentiated cells. When the stem cells are removed, they can be repeatedly restored from the actively dividing cells. The maintenance of the population of stem cells is determined by interaction between the stem cells and actively dividing cells located below according to the feedback principle. The protein synthesized in the stem cells determines how the lower located cells affect the stem cells. Specificity of stem cell identification in plants is discussed.

Journal

Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 7, 2004

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off