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Plant Tissues & Organs - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of plant tissues and organs. You'll find an informative discussion of key topics such as the structure of plant roots and vascular tissue. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand the structure of the epidermis, palisade, and spongy layers
- Discuss the function and structure of vascular tissue
- Define and understand the functions of meristematic tissue
- Describe the function and structure of plant epidermis, roots, and stems
- Explain transpiration in plants
These video lessons are brief and engaging, which helps you to easily understand the information presented. Our expert instructors are effective and use plenty of examples. The video timelines allow you to navigate the videos and review topics in the order of your choosing. Each lesson is accompanied by a brief multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge. Full video transcripts are also available.
1. Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers
Leaves may look pretty in the fall when they are changing colors, but they also provide many necessary functions for plants. In this lesson, we will explore the structures and functions of leaves.
2. Vascular Tissue in Plants: Function & Structure
Learn about plants' circulatory system in this lesson. At the end, you should be able to briefly explain the major differences between xylem and phloem, understand what they do, and describe how they can be used to identify different kinds of plants.
3. 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.
4. Plant Epidermis: Function & Structure
How do plants protect their internal parts from damage and disease? A specialized layer of cells called the epidermis covers the entire plant, and it serves a variety of functions that make it essential to plant survival.
5. Roots & Stems: Structure & Function
You have probably pulled a plant out of the ground by its stalk (stem) to reveal the jumbled mess of roots below, but do you know how roots and stems help a plant stay alive? Learn what is inside roots and stems and what they do.
6. What Is Transpiration in Plants? - Definition, Rate & Process
Did you know that plants 'sweat?' Transpiration is both an important and costly process for plants, and it requires that a delicate balance between it and other necessary cellular processes be maintained.
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