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ho·me·o·sis

(hō'mē-ō'sis),
Formation of a body part having characteristics normally found in a related or homologous part at another location in the body.
[homeo- + G. -osis, condition]
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We could term this transformation from stamen to staminode, and to petal, "serial homeosis," but not in th e sense of Takahashi (1994).
The transition of stamens into staminodes, and further into petals is best described by the term "serial homeosis.
Floral development and homeosis in Begonia semperflorens: Cultorum "Cinderella.
Irregular floral development in Calla palustris (Araceae) and the concept of homeosis.
We will also discuss some of the limitations of heterochrony and suggest an integrative approach incorporating heterochrony, homeosis and heterotopy in plant ontogenetic and phylogenetic studies.
Other developmental mechanisms include homeosis, heterotopy, and homology.
Homeosis refers to a structure, "A," or part of "A," developing at the site of structure "B" (Sattler, 1988, 1994).
Homology, homeosis and process morphology in plants.