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Anatomical Difference between Stem and Root


Anatomical Difference between Shoot and Root

Anatomical Difference between Stem and Root
(Stem Anatomy vs Root Anatomy)

Stem: Stem is the part of the plant which lies above the surface of the soil. It arises from the plumule of the embryo. Stem shows positively phototropic and negatively geotropic growth. Stem possess nodes and internodes. Branches, leaf, flower bud and bracts are developed from nodes.

Root: Root is the part of the plant which lies below the surface of the soil. It arises from the radical of the embryo. Root shows positively geotropic and negatively phototropic growth. Root is not differentiated into nodes and internodes.

The present post summarize the anatomical difference between the Stem and Root with a Comparison Table.

Plant Anatomy Diagram Dicot Stem

Anatomical Difference between Stem and Root

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