How Does a Single Somatic Cell Become a Whole Plant?

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Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 86
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5731.86

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Some plants are able to create new embryos from single somatic cells, although plant scientists understand little about what actually controls the process. The search for answers might shed light on how cells' fates become fixed during development, and how plants manage to retain such flexibility.

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