Lecture 2 - 03:26 Meristem:anygrowingtipintheplant

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03:26 Meristem: any growing tip in the plant  Can be axillaries buds or shoots etc  Leaf can have many leaflets on it  Can be simple or complex  Distinguishing Features of plants  The ability to regenerate  To make its own food (photosynthesis) Chloroplasts  Propagate asexually Plants have plasticity to change according to their environments   Seeds Seeds are living but they become dormant Characteristics of all living organisms Metabolism: Cellular  Plants metabolize at a cellular level  Organismal  Growth: Cellular 
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Cell division – determines what leaf, leaf shape (understand morphology) Where Where How long  Whole plant  Seed   seedling   vegetable plant   flowering plant  Reproduction: Seeds metabolize, may not grow or reproduce but does have one feature  Cotyledon: part of seed that provides food to growing planlet  Monocot: 1 cotyledon  leaves have parallel veins
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Lecture 2 - 03:26 Meristem:anygrowingtipintheplant

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