Organ identity of the thalloid plant body of Griffithella hookeriana and Polypleurum stylosum – Podostemoideae (Podostemaceae)

@article{Sehgal2007OrganIO,
  title={Organ identity of the thalloid plant body of Griffithella hookeriana and Polypleurum stylosum – Podostemoideae (Podostemaceae)},
  author={Anita Sehgal and Jitendra Paul Khurana and M. S. Sethi and Hussain Ara and Monica Jain},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={267},
  pages={93-104}
}
The morphological nature of the thalloid plant body of podostemads has remained controversial for long. The present investigation was carried out on two members of the Podostemoideae i.e. Griffithella hookeriana and Polypleurum stylosum to understand their organ identity. The origin of the plant body was traced from the embryo by germinating the seeds under aseptic conditions. Mature embryo of both species does not show an identifiable shoot apical meristem (SAM) and root apical meristem (RAM… 

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