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Quote[/b] (Nepenthe @ Feb. 10 2004,13:51)]... would that mean that a plant TC'ed from a meristem would start growing at the same level of maturity as the meristem?

I don't believe this is the case. The meristem is lost once it goes into forming a mass of undifferentiated callus tissue. Plants produced from this tissue once placed on nonproliferation media are essentially like plants produced from seed.