Root System Growth: The Root Cap, Primary Roots & Lateral Roots


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Where does the development of lateral roots begin?

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1. What is the purpose of the structure labeled #2 in this picture?

2. Which of the following correctly pairs the cell produced in the meristem region with its final mature structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify key components of root system growth in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on vascular tissues and lateral roots of plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo helps assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the development of lateral roots beings
  • Root regions and processes of plants
  • Purpose of different structures of plants

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to test out these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information regarding the structures of plants in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding different root regions of plants and their processes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meristem region

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson titled Root System Growth: The Root Cap, Primary Roots & Lateral Roots. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the roles of a root cap
  • Identify what occurs at the root meristem
  • Compare and contrast maturation region and elongation region of plants
  • Review characteristics of the meristematic region of plants