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7.5: Summative Questions

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    1. Compare and contrast the arrangement of tissues in monocot and eudicot roots. Use drawings as part of your explanation.
    2. What is the function of the pericycle?
    3. Why does the Casparian strip form more slowly in some areas? What are these areas called?
    4. What is the difference between a root hair and a lateral root?
    5. How does the structure of a root hair contribute to its function?
    6. What type of environmental conditions might select for a netted root system? Explain your answer.
    7. What about a taproot system? Explain your answer.
    8. Why would a plant evolve to produce roots from stem tissue? What benefits does this provide the plant?

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