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Meristem Structure and Function Questions

After reading Meristem notes and your other resources answer these questions:

  1. Define a bud external arrow.  






  2. Buds may be described external arrow by their location and by their 'fate'. Name and describe the types of buds.  






  3. Explain what we mean when we say meristem is capable of differentiation.  






  4. Contrast the shoot and root meristems.  






  5. Compare and contrast primary external arrow and secondary growth.  








  6. Describe two lateral external arrow meristems 








  7. Why are lateral meristems needed by the plant?  






  8. Compare and contrast apical meristem and intercalary meristem.  








  9. Why is intercalary meristem a good adaptation for plants eaten by animals?  






  10. Why are the trunks of some trees protected from rabbits by fencing?