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Plant Chimeras Used to Establish de novo Origin of Shoots

Science  01 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4592, pp. 75-76
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4592.75

Abstract

When African violet leaf explants are cultured in vitro, buds and shoots develop directly from the upper leaf surfaces. Three developmentally different African violet chimeras were cultured, and in each case adventitious shoots that developed into plants had the parent chimera pattern. A multicellular origin of the adventitious buds accounts for these results.

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