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Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

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In roots, where will new growth occur?

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1. Which of the following is the best analogy for the function of the root tip?

2. Some roots are designed to store large amounts of sugars. In what part of the root are you most likely to find this sugar reserve?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Roots nourish plants and provide protection from the elements. With such important jobs, roots contain a sophisticated network of parts that work together to sustain a plant. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of root structures and functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For mastery of this quiz, students will need to know the following information:

  • Function of the root tip
  • Root growth
  • Parts of a root
  • Purpose of root hairs

Skills Practiced

This quiz provides practice in these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on root tissue, root hairs, and the vascular cylinder
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as root tip, epidermis, and root hairs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about each root component and its function

Additional Learning

The lesson Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder, together with this quiz and worksheet, contain the following objectives:

  • Explain how cells in the root cap protect root tissue and help push further into soil
  • Examine purpose of xylem and phloem in the vascular cylinder
  • Compare and contrast structure of vascular cylinder in monocots and dicots
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