Apical Meristem: Definition & Function


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Which of the following is not a type of primary tissue?

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1. Where is apical meristem found on a plant?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The apical meristem is a vital part of every plant. You will be asked about not only the location and definition of the apical meristem, but also about the types of tissue it produces, the types of growth (primary and secondary), and about the germination process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be held accountable for the following:

  • Identifying the types of primary tissue
  • Explaining and indicating on a diagram the location(s) of the apical meristem
  • Comparing and contrasting primary and secondary growth
  • Knowing the name of the process by which plants emerge from seeds

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - use understanding of definitions to identify non-examples of primary tissue
  • Defining key concepts - know the definitions of key phrases such as apical meristem, primary growth, and secondary growth
  • Interpreting information - use your new knowledge of plant anatomy to visually identify main structures such as the apical meristem in an image

Additional Learning

The lesson on apical meristems has a broad scope that can help you get your feet wet in general plant anatomy. Check it out to meet the following competencies:

  • Identify the structures produced during germination
  • Define the functions of each type of tissue produced by the apical meristem
  • Determine the protective components of a plant's anatomy and their roles in plant growth