Plant Body TH - cause dwarfing. (5 pts.) 4. Explain why a...

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BIOL 104 Unit 2: The Plant Body Take Home Problems (50 points) This is a take-home assignment.  You may use your text book and class notes, but  NO OTHER SOURCES .  You must work alone, and not consult with your other classmates.  The answers must be  typed!  The assignment is due on October 22 nd .   1. What characteristics do Algal cells have in common with plant cells? (3 pts.)   Why are Algae not  considered part of the Plant Kingdom?  (5 pts.) 2. There are three groups of tissues in the plant body.  Begin by naming the 3 groups and their functions. Then  list examples of cell types found in these tissues.   (7 pts.) 3. Japanese gardeners regularly trim away parts of the root system to assist in dwarfing a plant.  A plant’s  food is obtained through photosynthesis in the leaves;  explain why trimming the roots would
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Unformatted text preview: cause dwarfing. (5 pts.) 4. Explain why a nail driven into the side of a tree will remain at exactly the same distance from the ground for the life of the tree. (5 pts.) 5. Suggest some reasons why heartwood is preferred to sapwood for making furniture. Refer to the features of the cells found in heartwood. (5 pts.) 6. Since tendrils and spines can be either modified stems or modified leaves, how would you tell the difference? (5 pts.) 7. How are the leaves of trees in the Boreal forest (Taiga) adapted to the climate there? (5 pts.) 8. Distinguish among diffusion, osmosis, active transport, plasmolysis, and imbibition. (5 pts.) 9. (5 pts.) Explain why the rate of transpiration increases when: i. Dawn breaks and the sun comes up ii. The weather becomes very windy...
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