initial cell

Term Information

plant anatomy
related: stem cell
alt_id: PO:0000070
exact: célula inicial (Spanish)
exact: initial
exact: meristemoid
exact: 始原細胞 (Japanese)
A meristematic cell (PO:0004010) that by division gives rise to two cells, one of which remains meristematic, while the other is added to the plant body. [source: ISBN:0471245208]
Initial cells are often part of a portion of tissue that is composed mostly of somewhat older, differentiating cells. The division of an initial cell is often uneven, with the smaller daughter cell remaining meristematic.

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