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Unformatted text preview: Q: How does this happen? A: Plants have meristems, (Latin meristos = dividable) Apical Initial: cell that divides to produce a derivative and an apical initial. Biology Notes February 20, 2007 Apical initials in the roots are protected by root caps. New apical initial cells will contain a xylem, phloem, epidermis, and a cortex. Xylem water and dissolved nutrients. Phloem Transport sugars. Vocabulary:...
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