Unformatted text preview: resistant endodermis. Concomitant differentiation of cork cambia in the pericycle adds other areas of cell division in the stele. The combination of periderm and vascular tissue production not only physically breaks the remaining cells of the cortex and epidermis, but the lignified and suberized new cell walls laid down by the cambia effectively isolate the outer tissues as well from their source of supplies in the interior of the root. Their death is inevitable. By the end of the first year, secondary growth has obliterated all but the central core of primary xylem cells and a few fibers of primary xylem pushed against the periderm. The zones at this time, therefore, from outside to inside are: periderm, pericycle, primary phloem, secondary phloem, vascular cambium, secondary xylem, and primary xylem....
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- Fall '08
- secondary growth, Vascular cambium, primary xylem, vascular cambium differentiates