Organization of the root apical meristem in Linum usitatissimum L. grown at 25°C and 7°C

A. Kadej, H. Stobiecka, F. Kadej


In the first days of intensive growth of the Linum usitatissimum root, the central part of the apical meristem exhibits usually a 4-tier organization. When growth ceases reorganization of the cell arrangement occurs. It starts by periclinal division of the subprotodermal initials, whose derivatives are forming the secondary columella in the central part of the root cap.

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