Cortex in Plants: Function & Concept


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Which of the following is a correct description of the cortex in plants?

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1. Which of the following is not a type of cell that can be found in the cortex of plants?

2. Which of the following is a possible function that the root cortex performs for a plant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of cortex, and the responsibilities it has in a plant. You need to be familiar with the definition and functions of the cortex in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on structures of a plant, specifically:

  • What the cortex is
  • Types of cells in the cortex
  • Functions of the cortex
  • Functions of the root cortex

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the cortex layer of a plant
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the functions of the cortex
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of cells in the cortex

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cortex of plants, review the lesson called Cortex in Plants: Function & Concept. This plant biology lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the four layers in a plant
  • Define cortex
  • Determine functions of the cortex in plants
  • Learn what cells can be found in the cortex
  • Differentiate collenchyma and parenchyma cells