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Plant Structure, Growth, and Development Transport in Vascular Plants Book Notes Focus On
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How the body of a plant is formed Overall morphology and organization of structures and tissues Relationship between plant form and function, including how materials are transported Section 35.1 Plants, like multicellular animals, have organs composed of different tissues, which are in turn composed of cells The basic morphology of vascular plants reflects their evolutionary history as terrestrial organisms that draw nutrients from two very different environments: below-ground and above-ground The Three Basic Plant Organs: Roots, Stems, and Leaves o Three basic organs evolved: roots, stems, and leaves o They are organized into a root system and a shoot system Roots o A root Is an organ that anchors the vascular plant Absorbs minerals and water Often stores organic nutrients o In most plants, the absorption of water and minerals occurs near the root tips, where
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