Roots

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Functions of Plant Parts
Roots
• Take in oxygen during respiration.
• Absorb and translocate water.
• Store food as starch.
• Anchor the plant.
• Gives off CO2.
• Produce nitrogen in legumes.
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
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Functions of Plant Parts
Leaves
• Carries out photosynthesis.
• Transpiration.
• Stores some food.
• May be used for asexual propagation.
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
312.T2
Functions of Plant Parts
Stem
• Translocates water and nutrients from roots to
leaves, and sugars and starches from leaves to roots.
• Stores food.
• Supports leaves, fruit, and flowers.
• Growth from the meristem of the terminal bud and
lengthens the stem.
• Growth in the cambium layer thickens the stem.
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
312.T3

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