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The Root of a Flowering Plant

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The Root of a Flowering Plant


A flowering plant carries on its life functions with the aid of specialized organs, such as roots, stems, leaves, and reproductive parts. Roots perform four general functions In the life of a flowering plant: This poster measures 25.5" x 36." Roots absorb water and dissolved minerals from the soil. Roots anchor the plant firmly in the ground. In some plants (beets, carrots, etc.), roots serve as storage depots for extra food. In some plants (hops, dahlias, etc.), roots can reproduce the plant. Slides 1 3 deal with the basic structure of a mature root. Slides 4 - 6 deal with the growth and development of a root. Slides 7 and 8 explain how the root is equipped to absorb water and minerals. Buttercup Root - ax's. - Stained (40x) Central Cylinder - ax's. - Stained (220x) Epidermis and Cortes - x.s. Stained (75x) Root Cap and Zone of Growth - I.s. -Stained (34x) Zone of Elongation - I.s. - Stained (34x) Zone of Maturation - I.s. - Stained (45x) Root Tip - Root Hairs - a.m.. - Stained (45x) Epidermal Cell - Root Hair - I.s. - Stained (260x)

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