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Shoot metamorphosis

Formal name:  shoot metamorphosis
Local identifier:  TOP148
Definition:  a feature of the shoot system (PO:shoot system) defining the development of different structures for special task like storage or dispersal from comparable tissues .
Formal Unit:  unitless (nominal)

Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl