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5: Inside Plants

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    Learning objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the internal cellular structure of leaves, shoots, and roots, and describe their specializations.
    • Connect structure to processes involving gas, water, and photosynthate movement.
    • Understand how and where photosynthesis occurs.

    The panda eats shoots and leaves. Maybe a comma is out of place here or there, but in the plant each part has an orderly place and function. The fundamental vegetative (non-reproductive) organs of the plant are stems, roots, and leaves. These organs have unique tissues with unique arrangements that can be used in propagation.

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