Meristem Classification PPT (Characteristics and Classification of Meristematic Cells in Plants PPT)
What is Tissue? How Tissue is Classified? What is Meristematic Tissue? What are the Characteristics of Meristematic Cells? Classification of meristem: Apical Meristem, Lateral Meristem, Intercalary Meristem, Primary Meristem, Secondary Meristem.
Meristems are classified into different categories based on different criterions. In one such classification, the meristems are classified into two groups based on the nature of cells giving them. These two groups are (1) Primary Meristem and (2) Secondary Meristem.
(1). Primary Meristem: Primary meristems are the direct descendants of the embryonic cells. They continuously involved in the cell division and growth process of the plant. Example: apical meristem of shoot apex and root apex.
(2). Secondary Meristem: Secondary meristems are the meristematic tissue arises from the permanent tissues. Secondary meristems are usually lateral meristems and are responsible for the increase in thickness of the plant. Example: vascular cambium and cork cambium (phellogen).
The present post describes the Similarities and Differences between the Primary Meristem and Secondary Meristem.