VIP: Root Cross-Section

Provide both name and function labels:

Epidermis -
mineral release from soil
Cortex -
Endodermis - selective
mineral uptake
Pericycle - forms
- branch roots
- periderm
Vascular cylinder
- conduction
- secondary growth
Phloem - conduction of sugar
and amino acid from leaf
Vascular cambium -
divides new xylem + phloem
secondary growth
Xylem - conduction of
water and minerals up from soil
to the rest of the plant


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