ground meristem


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ground meristem

[¦grau̇nd ′mer·ə‚stem]
(botany)
Partially differentiated meristematic tissue derived from the apical meristem that gives rise to ground tissue.
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Procambial rings, with more rectangular and diminute cells, are observed immersed in the ground meristem (Figure 1a, b, d, e).
The hypodermis is characterized by the differentiation of cells originated from the ground meristem, while the multisseriate epidermis derives from periclinal divisions of the protodermis (Fahn, 1974).
Although the subepidermal tissue in Piper is originated from the ground meristem, for another genus in the Piperaceae, Peperomia, the analysis of leaf ontogeny demonstrated the presence of a multisseriate epidermis (Takemori et al., 2003).

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