# What Is Meant By Totipotency (in Relation To Plant Tissues)

1. Jul 16, 2004

### lakshmi

What Is Meant By Totipotency (in Relation To Plant Tisssues)

2. Jul 16, 2004

### spuriousmonkey

A (stem) cell has the potential to give rise to all cell lineages.

3. Jul 16, 2004

### iansmith

Staff Emeritus
A demonstrated capability in plants where a single, isolated cell can develop into a whole plant.

4. Jul 16, 2004

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
In humans too, a fertilized egg is totipotent. As said, it is the capacity to differentiate into any type of tissue. Then there is also pluripotency (more restricted differentiation paths) and unipotency (just one differentiation path).

For those interested, just a few weeks ago I gave a presentation on stemcells/differentiation/reprogramming: http://home.student.uva.nl/monique.vandervoet/MV_regenerationSCs.ppt

Last edited: Jul 16, 2004