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Lab Work 2 PLANT SPECIALIZED STRUCTURE FUNCTION Antigonon leptopus Tendril Support Citrus sp. Spine Protection Colocasia esculenta Corm Storing nutrients Cucurbita maxima Tendril Support Cynodon dactylon Stolon/ runner Helps for giving rise to new plantlets Eicchornia crassipes Offset Aeration Euphorbia tirucalli Photosynthetic stem Photosynthesis Opuntia/ Muehlenbeckia Cladophyll Photosynthesis Solanum tuberosum Tuber Storing food Uncaria sp. Hook Seed dispersal Zingiber officinale Rhizome Give rise to vertical shoots from axillary bud ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
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1. What can possibly happen to a plant if its shoot apex is removed? What is apical dominance? According to Thimann, K. V., & Skoog, F. (1933, July), in many plants the growing shoot apex inhibits the outgrowth of axillary buds, a phenomenon termed ‘apical dominance’. Removal of the shoot apex leads to the release of dormant axillary buds below it to form branches. Apical dominance allows plants to focus resources into the main axis of growth,
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