Jim Bidlack - BIO 5354/4354 PLANT ANATOMY Lecture 2 - I. Plant anatomy vs. plant morphology (Webster's Dictionary) A. Morphology - structure of an organism considered as a whole; deals with form and structure without regard to function B. Anatomy - dissection of an organism in order to determine the position, structure, etc. of its parts; critical analysis C. Plant anatomy (BIO 4354) - deals with internal structure of extant (living or existing) seed plants 1. Angiosperms (and some gymnosperms) emphasized 2. Anatomy addressed as a structural and functional science a) Plant physiology stressed to gain better insight and understanding of anatomical structure 3. General outline 1. Morphology - where it is (and what it does) 2. Cell theory - cell structure and function 3. Tissue and cell types - dermal, ground, or vascular 4. Anatomy of cell types - epidermis, parenchyma, collenchyma, sclerenchyma, xylem, and phloem 5.
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