Introduction to Plants

Introduction to Plants - that has on its surface buds...

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Introduction to Plants Terms Runner - Slender horizontal stem that can give rise, via specialized nodes, to new plants. Shoot - The part of the plant above the soil, including all aerial structures such as stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits; gathers carbon dioxide and light energy for photosynthesis, provides surfaces for gas exchange, and contains the plant's reproductive organs. Sporophyte - A diploid plant or plant structure that produces haploid spores through meiosis. Stoma - A very small epidermal pore, surrounded by two guard cells, through which gases diffuse in and out of a leaf. Tracheophyte - A terrestrial plant with a vascular system. Tuber - Fleshy underground storage structure, composed of an enlarged portion of the stem,
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Unformatted text preview: that has on its surface buds capable of producing new plants. Vascular System - Mechanism of internal water and nutrient transport, made up of the vascular tissues xylem and phloem, that is characteristic of tracheophytes. Vascular Tissue - A conductive component (either xylem or phloem) of the system that transports food and nutrients throughout the plant body. Vegetative Propagation - A form of asexual reproduction in which plants produce genetically identical offshoots (clones) of themselves, which then develop into independent plants. Xylem - Vascular tissue composed of cells that are dead at maturity; transports water and dissolved minerals upwards from the roots to the shoot....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1005 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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