Basic Structure and Function in Vascular Plants


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Basic Structure and Function in Vascular Plants
1011302Basic Structure and Function in Vascular PlantsIn Chap. 31, we will survey the entire plant kingdom from an evolutionary perspective. In this chapter, we will concentrate on the structures of those plants that have made a successful transition to a terrestrial habitat. These are the tracheophytes, or vascular plants, which have evolved an apparatus of conducting tubules. This network of tubular vessels permits water and nutrients to be transported from one part of the plant to another, an arrangement that frees most of the plant from the necessity of remaining in contact with water.Among the…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Basic Structure and Function in Vascular Plants, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export