Malacinski, George M. Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
- Primary induction
- Sequential inductions
- Genetic influences
- Underlying mechanism
- Plant morphogenesis
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
In the early development of many tissues and organs of complex, multicellular organisms, the action of one group of cells on another that leads to the establishment of the developmental pathway in the responding tissue. The groups of cells which influence the responding cells are termed the inducing tissue. Since specific inducing tissues cannot act on all types of cells, those cells which can respond are referred to as competent to react to the action of a specific inducer stimulus.
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