rootsandshoots

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carolinew
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15556
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rootsandshoots
Updated:
2010-04-21 16:38:43
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bio plants- roots and stem
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  1. autotrophic
    produce their own food through photosynthesis
  2. photosynthesis formula
    6CO2 + 6H2O --> C6H12O6 + 6O2
  3. What do plants do with the glucose from photosynthesis?
    • use it for cell respiration
    • store it as starch (cellulose)
  4. name 2 functions of roots
    • anchor the plant
    • absorb nutrients + water
  5. 3 zones of roots
    • meristematic zone
    • elongation zone
    • maturation (differentiation) zone
  6. meristematic zone
    site of mitosis
  7. apical meristem
    length
  8. lateral meristem
    width
  9. elongation zone
    site of growth
  10. maturation (differentiation) zone
    site where cells become specialized
  11. hairs on roots
    increase surface area for absorption
  12. root cap
    protects and lubricates growing roots
  13. vascular tissue of roots
    • xylem
    • phloem
  14. xylem
    water + minerals up
  15. phloem
    nutrients from leaves to rest of plant
  16. taproot system
    single large root with smaller branch roots
  17. fibrous root system
    many smaller roots of smaller diameter
  18. functions of the stem (shoot)
    • supports the plant
    • contains vascular tissue for transport
  19. 2 kinds of stem
    • woody
    • herbaceous

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