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Lab 5 outline - Lab 5 Flowering Plant Anatomy Plant Tissues...

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Lab 5 Flowering Plant Anatomy Plant Tissues Roots Anchor the plant, absorb and transport water and nutrients, and store the products of photosynthesis Stems Support the leaves, flowers and seed stalks, and transport water and nutrients through the plant Leaves Primary organ of photosynthesis Plant Tissue Types Most plants have three major tissue types 1. Ground tissue-supportive tissues Parenchyma, collenchyma, sclerenchyma Makes up body of plant 2. Dermal tissue Outer protective layer 3. Vascular tissue-connects roots to leaves Conducts water, dissolved minerals and carbohydrates Ground Tissue Parenchyma Comprise bulk of the plant Least specialized and most common Carry out photosynthesis and storage functions Collenchyma Supports young, actively growing areas of the plant Uneven cell walls which stretch as young plants grow Sclerenchyma Support mature areas of the plant
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