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Anatomy of Dicot Stem: The Primary Structure – Key Points with PPT


Stem Structure Anatomy

Anatomy of Dicot Stem
Anatomy of the Primary Structure of Dicot Stem

“Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose….”
Richard Dawkins

Ø  The anatomy of dicot stem is studied by a T.S. (transverse section) took through the internode of the stem.

Ø  The components of cortex and stele are together known as Ground Tissue.

Ø  Anatomically the dicot stem has the following regions:

(1). Epidermis

(2). Cortex

a).  Hypodermis
b).  Outer cortex
c).   Inner cortex
d).  Endodermis

(3). Stele

a).  Pericycle
b).  Vascular bundles
c).  Medullary rays
d).  Pith

(1). Epidermis

Ø  Epidermis is the outermost layer, composed of parenchymatous cells.

Ø  Usually, epidermis composed of single layer of cells.

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