Plant Structure and Growth

Plant Structure and Growth - Plant Structure &...

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Unformatted text preview: Plant Structure & Growth v Plants, like multicellular animals have organs composed of different tissues which are in turn composed of cells v The plant body has a hierarchy of organs, tissues, and cells Draw nutrients from two very different environments: Basic Morphology of Vascular Plants Reflects their evolutionary history as terrestrial organisms below-ground above-ground Three Basic Organs Roots, Stems and Leaves Organized into Two Systems: Shoot system Root system (absorb light & CO2) (absorb H2O & minerals) A Root: v organ that anchors the vascular plant 1. Tap root system (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms-Eudicots or dicots) 2. Fibrous root system (Angiosperms-Monocots) v absorbs minerals and water v Eudicots often stores organic nutrients ROOT SYSTEM The absorption of water and minerals occurs near the root tips, where vast numbers of tiny root hairs increase the surface area of the root In most plants SHOOT SYSTEM (STEMS and BUDS) v A stem is an organ consisting of An alternating system of nodes , the points at which leaves are attached Internodes , the stem segments between nodes v TWO types of buds : 1. Axillary 2. Terminal...
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