Root Formation

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)


The present review is exclusively limited to studies of adventitious rooting in sterile and non-sterile excised shoots, stems and leaves. A cutting is a plant suddenly lacking one of its physical and physiological support systems, the roots. Profound perturbation of normal metabolism is required in order to regenerate the root system, to restore the thermodynamics of the whole plant and to sustain life (41) . Anatomical similarities in adventitious root development between species (24, 38) suggests that the supporting metabolism is similar in all of them. Complete understanding of this metabolism requires the description of biochemical differentiation in the entire cutting,in the rooting zone and in the initial cells of root primorida. Most of the literature describes the rooting zone but not the initiation of primorida. Consequently, there are only a few papers with histochemical and cytochemical data describing biochemical changes within the progenitor cells of root primordium initials (65).


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