New cells produced by meristem are initially like those of meristem itself,but as the grow and mature,their characteristics slowly change and they become differentiated as components of other tissues. Please explain this statement from Ch-6- Tissues

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Meristem is a type of tissue present in all plants. The cells of meristematic tissues divide continuously and the plant grows in size. These cells are small in size. As they grow, some parts of these cells differentiate and mature into components of other tissues. All other cells of other tissues actually arise from meristems. Apical meristem, for example, is present at the tips of the root and stem. It divides and differentiates to form permanent tissues present in the stem and root.

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