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Why are plant roots and animal embryos tissues where we'd expect a lot of mitosis to occur?

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Plant root tissues and animal embryo tissues show a lot of mitosis, because they contain undifferentiated cells. And these cells have ability to divide continuously. Reason behind the occurrence of a lot of mitosis in these tissues is given below:

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In plants mitosis occurs only in the meristematic tissues. The meristem of plants is found at the tip of the roots and stem. Meristem is a plant tissue, which contains undifferentiated cells that has ability to divide and differentiate continuously. That’s why we’d expect a lot of mitosis to occur in plant roots.

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In mitosis a single cell divides into two identical cells (daughter cells), and the main purpose of mitosis is growth. Mitosis occurs whenever the body of an organism needed more...

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