Apical Dichotomy Demonstrated in the Angiosperm Flagellaria

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Science  03 Jun 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4294, pp. 1111-1112
DOI: 10.1126/science.196.4294.1111


An equal dichotomy of an angiosperm vegetative apex, previously suspected on morphological grounds, is demonstrated both externally in whole apices and in histological preparations. Dichotomy is a normal developmental feature with complete continuity in growth from the simple to the bifurcated state. The accessibility of this rare phenomenon in this plant makes further, possibly experimental, approaches feasible.

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