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    Plant Structure and Plant Structure and Organization Organization
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    Plant Body Plant Body Roots Generally, the root system is at least equivalent in size and extent to the shoot system - Anchors plant in soil - Absorbs water and minerals - Produces hormones Root hairs : - Projections from epidermal root hair cells - Greatly increase absorptive capacity of root
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    Plant Body Plant Body Shoot System Composed of the stem, branches, and leaves Stem is the main axis of a plant that elongates and produces leaves - Nodes occur where leaves are attached to the stem - Internode is region between nodes Stem also has vascular tissue that transports water and minerals
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    Plant Body Plant Body Leaves Major part of the plant that carries on photosynthesis Foliage leaves are usually broad and thin - Blade - Wide portion of foliage leaf - Petiole - Stalk attaches blade to stem - Leaf Axil - Axillary bud originates Tendrils - Leaves that attach to objects Bulbs - Leaves that store food
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    Monocots vs. Eudicots Monocots vs. Eudicots
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  Plant Tissues Plant Tissues Epidermal Tissues Contain closely packed epidermal cells - Covered with waxy cuticle
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 103 taught by Professor Potts-santone during the Spring '07 term at Northeastern.

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