Cells are the building blocks of the plant. Even the mightiest oak begins as a single, microscopic cell produced by fertilization. That single cell replicates, differentiates, and develops into the complex tissues, organs, and systems of the plant. In this chapter we’ll will learn about the internal workings of plant cells and how those cells, some living and some dead, orchestrate the plant’s life cycle.
- Compare the functions of the diverse cell types and their organelles.
- Understand how cells build the plant and their origins in meristematic tissue.