Plant and animal stem cells: two sides of the same medal

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The review offers up-to-date analysis on plant stem cell biology, meristems functioning, including plant regeneration mechanisms and tumorigenesis, as well as biotechnology methods of plant tissue culture. There were also compared the plant and animal stem cells, their probable polyphyletic origin in aspect of divergent evolution of modular and unitary organisms in both plant and animal kingdoms.

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D. A Zubov

State Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; Biotechnology laboratory ilaya.regeneration, Medical company ilaya®,

Kiev, Ukraine


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