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Flower-forming cells in a small plant related to cabbage
The “small plant related to cabbage” is the model organism Arabidopsis.

In plants, as in animals, stem cells can transform into a variety of different cell types. The stem cells at the growing tip of this Arabidopsis plant will soon become flowers.

Arabidopsis is frequently studied by cellular and molecular biologists because it grows rapidly (its entire life cycle is only 6 weeks), produces lots of seeds and has a genome that is easy to manipulate.

Photomicrography by Arun Sampathkumar and Elliot Meyerowitz, California Institute of Technology

SOURCE: 
"Life: Magnified" Online - National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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