Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 37: Vegetative Plant Development

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 37
  • Explain how the basic body plan of a plant is formed during the plant’s embryonic state.
  • Know the locations and functions of the three tissues found in a plant embryo.
  • Explain the roles of apical and lateral meristems.
  • Describe the development of the root-shoot axis, and the differentiation of stem and root tissues.
  • Know the functional and adaptive features of the seed, seed dormancy, and germination.
  • Explain the value of fruit to plant reproduction and dispersal. How does fruit form?
  • Describe the variability in cotyledon activity among different types of plants.
  • Explain why seedlings are susceptible to stress.
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