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Meristem   [ Botany ]

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  Meristem is a type of tissue in plants consisting of unspecialized, youthful cells called meristematic cells that can divide indefinitely in new cells and then differentiate into permanent structures. Meristem provide new cells for expansion of tissues.  

Meristem is found in areas of the plant where growth is or will take place. A particularly active meristematic tissues is situated at the tip (apex) of growing Stem , branches or root and is called apical meristem.
see also:  Primary meristem,   Secondary meristem, Meristematic cells

Meristematic cells  [ Botany ]





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