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Flashcards in Growth Deck (8)
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1

How can we measure growth?

Measure an increase in size, length or mass.

2

Growth in living organisms involve two processes, what are they?

Increase in cells and an increase cell size.

3

Where does cell division in plants occur?

Meristems.

4

Where are the meristems located?

Behind the tip of the plants roots and shoots.

5

What happens at the meristems?

Cell division occurs and the plant grows, as well as, cell elongation.

6

As the plant stem roots begin to grow what happens to older meristem cells?

They differentiate into specialised or any plant cell.

7

How does growth in animals differ to growth in plants in terms of size?

An animal begins to stop growing in size once it reaches adulthood.

8

What human cell can meristems be likened to?

Stem cells.