Proliferation of Cells in the Central Cylinder of the Reduced Mutant in Lanceolate Tomato

Science  25 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3752, pp. 1021-1023
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3752.1021


When the reduced phenotype in homozygous lanceolate tomato is cultured on a sterile nutrient medium, there is a considerable amount of cell division within the central cylinder. Such proliferation may occur in response to a stimulus furnished to the shoot by the root.