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Animals too can be meristematic



Loxodonta africana photo © Schuyler Shepherd

Meristematic tissues are best-known in plants and currently defined as restricted to plants. Similar tissues occur, however, in many animals, the clearest example being the roots of ever-growing teeth such as the incisors of rodents, lagomorphs, elephants and hippopotamuses. Because there is currently no word to describe such tissues in animals, the term ‘meristem’ should be formally extended to all ‘Kingdoms’ of organisms in which analogous tissues occur.
Robin and the Honey Badger, 8 January 2017


i.e. more intensely pigmented than the normal colour-morp
Last modified on 20 January 2017

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