Plant Aging pp 11-17 | Cite as

Maturation and Senescence: Types of Aging

  • Victorio S. Trippi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 186)


Plants are organisms of indeterminate growth because of their external meristems. However under natural conditions, this is not always true, due to environmental influences. Certainly there are plants showing indeterminate growth like those capable of vegetative reproduction through stolons, rhizomes, etc i.e. Cynodon, Chlorophytum, Saxifraga, etc. These plants may also flower but vegetative reproduction always takes place. Other type of plants show determinate growth. Most of these plants flower and fructify but rarely propagate vegetatively i.e. Triticum, Xanthium, etc.


Vegetative Growth Reproductive Structure Genetic Determination Vegetative Reproduction Plant Senescence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victorio S. Trippi
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  1. 1.Laboratorio de Fisiología VegetalUniv. Nac. de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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