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Root Stem Transitions in Plants with PPT


Root Stem Transitions in Plants

Root Stem Transition in Plants (with PPT)
(Theories of Anatomical Transition from Root to Stem In Angiosperms)

Root and stem form a continuous structure in plants called the axis. The vascular tissue in root is radial (xylem and phloem arranged separately in different radii) whereas in the stem is conjoint (xylem and phloem are arranged together in same radii as vascular bundles). Thus, there should be a region in the axis where the vascular structures of the root and the stem meet and merge together. This peculiar region is called the Root-Stem Transition Zone. The current post describes the various types of root-stem transitions found in Angiosperms.

Ø  The epidermis, cortex, endodermis, pericycle and the secondary vascular tissue are continuous from root to stem.

Ø  Only the primary vascular tissue in the axis undergoes a change in their position and orientation.

Ø  The exarch arrangement of xylem in root changes to endarch position in the stem.

Ø  In the transition zone, the vascular tissue undergoes many changes such as Forking, Multiplication, Rotation and Fusion.

Ø  The vascular tissue also increases their diameter.

Ø  The exact position of the transition zone is different in different plants.

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Dicot Leaf (Dorsiventral Leaf) Structure with PPT


Anatomy of Dicot Leaf PPT

Dicot Leaf Cross Section (Dorsiventral Leaf)
(Anatomical Structure of a Dicot Leaf- Ixora, Mangifera, Hibiscus)

Ø  Leaves are structurally well adapted to perform the photosynthesis, transpiration and gaseous exchange.

Ø  A leaf composed of:

(1). Leaf blade: also called leaf lamina is the flattened expanded part of the leaf chiefly composed of mesophyll tissue and vascular bundles.

(2). Petiole: the stack of leaf

Ø  Based on the differentiation of mesophyll, two categories of leaves are present among Angiosperms

(1). Dorsiventral Leaf

(2). Isobilateral Leaf

(1). Dorsiventral Leaf:

Ø  Also called bifacial leaf.

Ø  They have anatomically different dorsal and ventral sides.

Ø  The mesophyll tissue is differentiated into upper palisade and lower spongy tissues.

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Anatomy of Dicot Root Primary Structure with PPT


Dicot root under microscope

Anatomy of Dicot Root (Primary Structure)
(Primary Anatomical Structure of a Dicot Root- Tinospora / Ficus Cross Section under Microscope)

Ø  Anatomy of a dicot root primary structure can be studied through a Cross Section (CS).

Ø  Anatomically, the primary structure in a dicot root is differentiated into the following tissue zones:

(1).   Root cap

(2).   Epidermis

(3).   Cortex

(4).   Endodermis

(5).   Pericycle

(6).  Vascular Tissue

(7).   Conjunctive Tissue

(8).   Pith

Record Diagram for Dicot Root

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Kerala PSC HSST Botany Exam 2006 (Original Question Paper, Download PDF)


Botany HSST Paper

Kerala PSC HSST Botany 2006 Examination
Higher Secondary School Teacher: Junior & Senior
Question Paper Code 175/2006

Original question paper of Kerala PSC HSST Botany Junior / Senior (Higher Secondary School Teacher Botany) examination conducted by Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission) (Q. Code 40/2012) for the appointment of HSST (Higher Secondary School Teacher) in Botany in Government Higher Secondary Schools of Kerala under the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Trivandrum, Govt. of Kerala. Questions are in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format.

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Anatomy of Monocot Root Cross Section Key Points with PPT


Monocot Root Cross Section

Anatomy of Monocot Root
(Monocot Root Cross Section Under Microscope with Diagram)

Ø  The anatomical features of a monocot root can be studied through a cross section (CS) through the root.

Ø  Anatomically, the monocot root has been differentiated into the following parts:

(1).    Epidermis

(2).    Cortex

(3).    Endodermis

(4).    Pericycle

(5).    Vascular Tissue

(6).    Conjunctive Tissue

(7).     Pith

(1). Epidermis

Ø  Epidermis in the root is also known as epiblema, piliferous layer and rhizodermis.

Ø  It is the outermost layer in the root, composed of closely packed parenchymatous cells.

Ø  Usually, the epidermis is single layered with thin walled cells.

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