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Organs in plants

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Plants are multicellular organisms, just like animals. They also usually contain differentiated cells, tissues and organs.

Tissues

The table shows some examples of plant tissues and their functions.

 

TissueFunction
Epidermal tissueCovers the plant
MesophyllCarries out photosynthesis [photosynthesis: The chemical change that occurs in the leaves of green plants. It uses light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose. Oxygen is produced as a by-product of photosynthesis. ]
Xylem and phloemTransport of substances around the plant
Shows a cross section of a plant root.

Root - xylem and phloem in the centre of the root to withstand stretching forces.

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