Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1928

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Botany

Abstract

It has long been known that adventitious roots develop from shoots and that adventitious shoots develop from roots. This fact is an important one to the horticulturist in propagating plants by stem or, root cuttings. The point of origin of these structures has not been fully presented. There have been various assumptions mad e as to where and how the adventitious structures arise. To avoid confusion, it is best to indicate that adventitious structures are those which are added to the plant; they are not the normal structures of the plant but are superfluous. They are not, however, superfluous for the biology of the plants concerned, and often are important organs in the life of certain plants or groups of plants. Coleus is a common house plant which is propagated by stem cuttings that develop roots very readily. It is the purpose of this paper to point out the origin of the adventitious roots in Coleus.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Roots (Botany)
Herbs

Description

Includes bibliographical references (page 8)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

15

Publisher

South Dakota State College

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