BIO 205L- Exercise 5 - BIO 205L: Exercise 5 Analysis 1....

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BIO 205L: Exercise 5 Analysis 1. Root cap – secretes mucilage which makes it easier for the root to push down through the soil. Grow downward due to gravity’s attraction and helps meristem determine the plane of division of growth of cells as they form. Temporary existence as cells get sloughed off as the root grows. Cells generally looked normal. The root cap did not really have any areas of mitotic activity. Root hairs – surface over which plants absorb most of their water and nutrients Zone of cell division – the meristematic region where most of the mitosis occurs. Cells were seen with 2 nuclei, possibly in telophase. Other cells could be seen in prophase and metaphase. This area of the root has a significant amount of mitotic activity. Zone of elongation – the region of the root where cells are increasing in size along their long axis. Cells in this zone looked significantly longer in shape than other cells in the root. Zone of differentiation – where different kinds of tissue become visible. Cells are given specific
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BIO 205L- Exercise 5 - BIO 205L: Exercise 5 Analysis 1....

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