Plant Structure & Growth

A Few Plant Facts

The Plant Body

A Plant’s Root and Shoot Systems are Evolutionary Adaptations

 

Leaves

Axillary (lateral) buds are:

Stems can be modified as:

Plant Tissues

There are many types of plant cells which are organized into the three major tissue systems

Meristems generate cells for new organs throughout the lifetime of a plant:

Apical meristems extend roots and shoots through the actions of three primary meristems

Leaves:

The Shoot

Lateral meristems add girth to stems and roots

Our Focus

Our Focus (continued)

Our Focus (continued)

The "Structure" of the Apical Meristems

The Mechanisms for Shoot Apical Meristem Tissue Production

The Three Primary Meristems Give Rise to the Three Primary Tissues - Shoots

The Three Primary Meristems Give Rise to the Three Primary Tissues - Roots

The "Structure" of Lateral Meristems

The Mechanisms for Lateral Meristem Tissue Production

The Secondary Tissues

Leaves