Pre-Lab: Plant Structure and Diversity
I. After reading “Around the World with Brassicas”, answer the following questions:
Why are Brassicas classified in the family Cruciferae? Wisconsin Fast Plants, rapid-cycling brassicas, are part of a large family of plants called crudifers. The shape of their flowers –four peitals in the shape of a cross or Crucifix.
Name two types of food that belongs to the species Brassica oleracea. Cabbage and Collards.
What species is the rutabaga? B. oleracea
How many pounds of Brassica are eaten in China everyday? 250 Million pounds of brassicas.
II. Go to the web site:
In the menu on the left side of the screen, click on “Concept 1: Basic Plant Structure” and review the three vegetative organs of a plant. Label the following structures on the
diagram below: roots, stems, leaves, node, internode, apical bud, axillary bud, petiole,
Click on “Concept 3: Plant Tissue Systems”, and review the 3 basic types of tissues present in plants. Answer the following questions:
What are the tree tissue types found in plants? the dermal tissue system, the ground tissue system, and the vascular tissue system.
Where is the vascular tissue system located in roots? in a central column
Where is the ground tissue system located in a (dicot) stem? surrounding the vascular tissue and internal to the epidermis
What type of tissue are the veins in leaves? Name three tissues in the ground tissue system. Click on “Concept 5: Ground Tissues”. In that window, click on the “REVIEW” button in the upper right. Read the 2 pages in the review section (after reading the first window
that pops up, hit “NEXT” at the bottom of the page to read the second.) Answer the
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