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The function of roots is ________

To absorb water and minerals, To anchor the plant, To provide food storage, and to provide soil erosion

Primary root is _______

is the first root structure that emerge from the seed

secondary root is ______

is the root system that grow from the primary root

_______ and _____ are the two most common root systems

Tap roots and Fibrous roots

What are the seven type of roots?

Taproot, Fibrous roots, prop roots, climbing roots, aerial roots, aquatic roots, fleshy roots

Prop roots grow from _______

they grow from the stem to the soil e.g corn roots

Climbing roots grow from _____

they grow from the stem and fasten to a solid surface for support e.g Ivy

what are some examples of fleshy roots?

carrots and radish

The root system provide the plant with ______ and ____

water and minerals

Photosynthates from the leaves are transported through _____ to the root system

phloem

Respiratory roots occur in _______

mangroves

root pockets occur in _______

hydrophytes

what is apical meristem?

It is a group of undifferentiated cells that divide through mitosis and help increase the length of roots and stems

what are some structures of root tips?

root hair, elongation zone, apical meristem, root cap, maturation zone

what is the function of the root cap?

It protects the inner cells as the root pushed into the soil

what are tap roots?

Tap roots are deep roots that grow vertically downwards and are used to absorb water and nutrients

Taproots are characterized by have ______ number of roots

one main root

______ develops into a taproot

radical or primary root

what are some characteristics of fibrous roots?

They grow deep in he soil, they are thick and fleshy

what are fibrous roots?

Fibrous roots are long, thin and shallow roots that grow from the stem

Fibrous roots are also known as _____

adventitious roots system

Fibrous roots are the opposite of ______ roots

taproots

Fibrous roots are found mostly in ______ plants

monocotyledons and ferns

Monocotyledons make up ______ group of plants

flowering plants or Angiosperms