Dolf Weijers: roots of the future

Dolf Weijers: roots of the future

Mapping stem cells in early plant development

The last common ancestor in the evolution of plants and animals was a single-cell organism. This means that the step to multi-cellularity has been made twice: once in animals and once in plants. This includes the invention of stem cells. Dolf Weijers is biochemist and developmental biologist. He studies the first construction of stem cells in plant embryos.