Dancing together. Social controls in parasitic plant development.

  title={Dancing together. Social controls in parasitic plant development.},
  author={William John Keyes and Jeannette V. Taylor and Robert P. Apkarian and David G Lynn},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={127 4},
In contrast to animals, the basic body plan of plants develops largely postembryonically and is directed by two primary meristems located on opposite ends of a bipolar embryo (Jürgens, 2001). The basal root meristem serves to extend the primary root established in the embryo, whereas the apical shoot meristem both maintains growth and provides a source of cells for new organs such as leaves and flowers. In accordance, the shoot organ is more complex, with new primordia forming in an established… CONTINUE READING
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