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Ch 8: Plant Tissue: Structure & Function

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In this review of the structure and function of plant tissue, you will go over topics like vascular bundles in plants, collenchyma cells, and meristematic tissue. The concise structure of the lessons can be a valuable tool when preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

Plant Tissue: Structure & Function - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on the structure and function of plant tissue, you will gain a clear understanding of how plants grow. Also included in this chapter are discussions on the importance of xylem and phloem. By the conclusion of the chapter, you should feel prepared to:

  • Define meristematic tissue
  • Discuss the function of parenchyma in plants
  • Recall the location of sclerenchyma cells
  • Provide examples of collenchyma cells
  • Describe the function of vascular bundles in plants
  • Explain how water moves up a plant
  • Discuss how sugars move through vascular plants

These flexible lessons can help you easily understand the structure and function of plant tissue. You can review all the lessons in order or just the topics of your choosing. A brief quiz is available for each lesson, which allows you to make sure you understand the concepts reviewed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Plant Tissue: Structure & Function
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Meristematic Tissue: Definition & Function

1. Meristematic Tissue: Definition & Function

Have you ever wondered if a plant grows from the top or the bottom? Or how it gets bigger around? In this lesson, we'll explore the role of meristematic tissue in plant growth.

Parenchyma in Plants: Definition & Function

2. Parenchyma in Plants: Definition & Function

Plants contain numerous types of cells and tissues. In this lesson, you will learn about the function of a type of cell known as parenchyma that is commonly found in plants.

Sclerenchyma Cells: Function & Location

3. Sclerenchyma Cells: Function & Location

Plants contain a variety of cells that perform specific functions. In this lesson, you will learn about a type of cells known as sclerenchyma to gain an understanding of their function and location.

Collenchyma Cells: Function, Definition & Examples

4. Collenchyma Cells: Function, Definition & Examples

Plants contain numerous types of cells. All of these cells carry out specific functions. In this lesson, you will learn about the structure and function of collenchyma cells.

Vascular Bundles in Plants: Function & Types

5. Vascular Bundles in Plants: Function & Types

Plants need nutrients and water pumped throughout their stems, roots, and leaves. In this lesson, we will learn about the function of vascular bundles, the different types, and test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function

6. Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function

Roots absorb water and leaves release water, but how does water move up a plant? In this lesson, we will look at how this happens in vascular plants, including the importance of xylem, cohesion and transpiration in the process.

Phloem: The Pressure Flow Hypothesis of Food Movement

7. Phloem: The Pressure Flow Hypothesis of Food Movement

Leaves produce sugars and stems; roots and fruits use these sugars for energy. In this lesson, we will look at how these sugars move throughout vascular plants, including the importance of phloem and the pressure flow hypothesis in the process.

Chapter Practice Exam
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