Meristem related questions

Use the meristem glossary and pages 436 - 439, p444 - 447 of the Zebra Biology book to answer these questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. Explain what we mean when we say meristem is capable of differentiation.
  2. Compare and contrast xylem and phloem.
  3. What is the relationship between auxin and apical dominance?
  4. Compare and contrast apical meristem and intercalary meristem.
  5. Why is intercalary meristem a good adaptation for plants eaten by animals?
  6. If moss isn't a vascular plant what two plant tissues must it be missing?
  7. A bud is an undeveloped __, __ or __.
  8. Why are the trunks of some trees protected from rabbits by fencing?
  9. What is asexual propagation?
  10. What is vegetative propagation?
  11. Make (two) labeled drawings showing the interaction of auxins, cytokinins and apical dominance.
  12. Compare and contrast vascular cambium and cork cambium.
  13. What is an important cambium consideration when grafting?
  14. What is an important cambium consideration when budding?
  15. Explain the role of meristems and stem cuttings.