Chapter 5: Inside Plants

The panda eats shoots and leaves. Maybe a comma is out of place here or there, but in the plant each part has an orderly place and function. The fundamental vegetative (non-reproductive) organs of the plant are stems, roots, and leaves. These organs have unique tissues with unique arrangements that can be used in propagation.


Learning objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the internal cellular structure of leaves, shoots, and roots, and describe their specializations.
  • Connect structure to processes involving gas, water, and photosynthate movement.
  • Understand how and where photosynthesis occurs.


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