secondary meristem


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secondary meristem

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ′mer·ə‚stem]
(botany)
Meristem developed from differentiated living tissue.
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1974; DeMason, 1994) because it is the product of divisional activity of a secondary meristem (Tomlinson & Zimmermann, 1969 and earlier workers).
According to Diggle and DeMason (1983b), the transition of primary meristem into secondary meristem in the monocotyledonous species is analogous to the transition of procambium to vascular cambium in the woody dicotyledonous stem.
During this process the cambium, which normally functions as a secondary meristem, acquires the functional characters of a primary meristem, the apical root meristem.

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