Do Mitochondria Mediate Organogenesis ?

  • F. Bernard-Durix
  • A. Kovoor
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)


The inherent totipotency of plant cells is manifest in their unique capacity to redifferentiate in vitro. Apparent departures from the basic sequence of this in vitro behaviour can be attributed to modulations, or even total blockage, of genome expression intervening before the crucial steps of dedifferentiation or redifferentiation in a callus. Irreversible differentiation would imply a partial loss, either brusque or progressive, of the genome. It is even conceivable that such a loss occurs at the outset in those explants which seem to be condemned never to feature any development in vitro at all.


Somatic Embryogenesis Western Redcedar Carrot Cell Suspension Exogenous Phytohormone Preferential Synthesis 
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