Plant Anatomy and Growth - BSC 2011 (Dr. Song) - 1 Plant...

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Plant Anatomy and Growth (Chapter 35) Basic organization of plants Tissue: a group of cells with a common function, structure, or both Organ: several types of tissues that together carry out particular functions o Roots, stems, leaves Organ system o Root system – roots o Shoot system – stems and leaves Plant structure 2 0 and nutrients Roots: multicellular, anchor, absorb minerals and water, store carbohydrate Taproot system (support): one main vertical root, giving rise to lateral roots (branch roots) Root hairs (absorption): short-lived, constantly replaced, thin, tubular extension of root epidermal cells Mycorrizhae (mutualistic association between roots and fungi) – facilitate greater water / nutrient absorption (~80% of land plants) Diversity of roots Storage roots, aerial roots (support plants), pneumatophores (O
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BSC2011C 2011 taught by Professor Fedorka/song during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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Plant Anatomy and Growth - BSC 2011 (Dr. Song) - 1 Plant...

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