An Introduction to Plant Tissues

This tissue module is organized into three parts, each with a specific objective. The objective of part one is to provide an introduction to topics that relate to the structure and function of plant cells. These will help you understand why plant cells look the way they do. The objective of part two is to apply information learned in topics of part one as an aid to identify cell types and tissues these form. The objective of part three is to examine some representative slides of roots, stems, and leaves at different magnifications to see how tissues combine in different ways to form functional plant structure. Access topics by clicking on each in the module outline.

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To access a library of some plant tissue images, click on the Image to the right!


I. The Plant Cell-Key Topics to Aid in Identification

II. Basic Plant Cells and Tissues

III. Virtual Microscopy

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