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Bud Development in Excised Roots of Rush Skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)

  • Roland Schirman (a1) and B. A. Zamora (a2)
Abstract

No differences in the anatomy or bud pattern development were observed between young tap and lateral roots of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.). Shoots and lateral roots arise from meristemic zones that originate from a continuous pericyclic ring. Incubation of excised root segments resulted in rapid development of stem buds which showed geotropic response in 24 h. The development of identifiable leaf initials occurred prior to emergence through the epidermis in 8 days.

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