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Unformatted text preview: Adventitious roots occur on the stems or leaves of some plants, such as corn. An apical meristem forms the root's tissues. Cells at the tip of the root form the root cap that functions mainly for protection. Behind the root cap is the apical meristem and behind the apical meristem is the region of elongation, followed by the region of maturation. Many of the epidermal cells of the root develop extensions called root hairs that increase the surface area of the root....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Pesthy during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07