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Initial cell

Initial cell

Actively dividing plant cell in a meristem. at each division one daughter cell remains in the meristem as a new initial cell and the other is added to the growing plant body. Animal equivalent is a stem cell (potentially confusing terminology in plants).


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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
 
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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
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Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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minimal biological function

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by Darby
Tue May 07, 2013 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: minimal biological function
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minimal biological function

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by tenician
Sun May 05, 2013 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: minimal biological function
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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

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by scottie
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
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