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7: Roots and the Movement of Water - Root structure and anatomy

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Learn the pathway of water through a plant and the structures involved in this pathway
    • Learn the anatomy of a root and different types of root systems

    Skill Objectives

    • Draw and describe the flow of water as it moves through a plant from the soil environment to the atmosphere
    • Identify specialized cells, tissues, and meristems in the root
    • Distinguish between different root systems and explain the advantages of each type

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