Unformatted text preview: • Taproots are often deep and provide excellent anchorage for the plant Tap root system Fibrous root system Adventitious roots Fibrous root system Many, if not all fibrous root systems develop from small adventitious roots that develop from stem tissue soon after germination, particularly in monocots. The primary root is short-lived. (Recall that adventitious structures are structures that develop from other than apical meristem) Fibrous roots are: • Shallow, wide spreading • Several, equal diameter rots or root masses • Good for soil erosion control. Fibrous roots cling to soil particles well. • Fibrous roots are found in many different kinds of plants....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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