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BIOL 1010 Lecture 32: Lecture 32
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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOL 1010
Professor
Emily A.Mc Kinnon
Semester
Fall

Description
o|82 Bio 1010 obtaining resources from two locations: phytoremediation: plant roots provide anchorage and absorb water and mineral burtreints from the soil. plant roots may also absorb environmental contaminants such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons. Scientists can exploit this ability and use plants to help detoxify contaminated soil by planting in affected areas…. process is called phytoremediation • apical meristems = are the growth -producing regions of a plant help maximize exposure to the resources in the soil and air plants have vascular tissue Which helps distribute nutrients throughout the organism There are two types of vascular tissue: XYLEM : includes dead cells that form the microscopic pipes conveying water and minerals up from the roots PHOLEM: consists entirely of living cells, distributes sugars throughout the plant supporting the plant body: • the cell walls of some plant tissue
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