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Roots and Stems

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Jack Richburg

on 25 March 2011

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Transcript of Roots and Stems

and Stems Lets break
down stems “skin” of plant
single layer of tightly packed cells that covers & protects plant Dermal: Vascular
transport materials between roots & shoots
(xylem & phloem) Xylem carry water & minerals up from roots
tube-shaped dead cells
only their walls provide a system of microscopic water pipes Where is the xylem? Where is the phloem? carry nutrients throughout plant
sugars (sucrose), amino acids…
tube-shaped living cells Phloem Back to
large vertical root
also produces many small lateral,
or branch roots mat of thin
roots that
spread out Tap Root Fibrous Root
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