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BIO 123- Week 1 Notes

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Week 1 Notes
General Biology II
Jason Wiles
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General Biology II, Syracuse University, syracuse, Exam 1
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Date Created: 02/02/16
Jan 27, 2016 Leaf tissue anatomy- Epidermis- covers upper, lower surfaces of leaf blade Waxy cuticle coats epidermis- helps plants survive dry terrestrial conditions Stomata- Small pores in epidermis, which permit gas exchange for photosynthesis - Surrounded by two guard cells and often associated with special epidermal cells (subsidiary cells) Eudicot and monocot guard cells Mesophyll- photosynthetic parenchyma cells a. Palisade mesophyll- functions primarily for photosynthesis b. Spongy mesophyll- functions primarily for gas exchange - Water vapor escape through stomata Veins- Xylem- conducts water and essential minerals to leaf Phloem- conducts sugar produced by photosynthesis to rest of plant Monocot leaves- Have parallel venation Dicot leaves- Netted venation Adaptations for photosynthesis- - Most leaves have broad, flattened blade- efficient in collecting sun’s radiant energy - Stomata open during day – for gas exchange needed in photosynthesis. Close at night to conserve water when photosynthesis is not occurring * Except for in CAM plants (usually arid environments) then, the stomata open at night - Transparent epidermis- allow light to penetrate into middle of leaf, where photosynthesis occurs Transpiration- loss of water vapor from aerial parts of plants- occurs primarily through stomata - Rate of transpiration affected by environmental factors- temperature, wind, relative humidity - Effect of transpiration-  Both beneficial and harmful to plant  Trade-off between- CO2 requirement for photosynthesis – need for water conservation Leaf abscission- - Loss of leaves- as winter approaches in temperature climates – at beginning of dry period in tropical climates with wet and dry seasons - Complex process- physiological and anatomical changes occur prior to leaf fall Leaf derived adaptation- Spines Tendrils Bud Scales Bulbs Succulent leaves Carnivorous plants - Some leaves are modified for special functions in addition to photosynthesis and transpiration Stems-  Monocot stem where vascular bundles are scattered  Eudicot stem where vascular bundles are in a distinct ring form ( pith, cortex) Node- area on stem where leaf is attached Internode- region of stem between two nodes Vascular cambium- - Lateral meristem that produces periderm- cork parenchyma and cork cells - Cork cells- replaces epidermis in a woody stem - Cork parenchyma- primarily for storage BIO NOTE Feb 1, 2016 Water movement- - Water and dissolved minerals move from soil into root tissues (epidermis, cortex) - Water and minerals move upward, from root xylem to stem xylem to leaf xylem - Water entering leaf exits leaf veins and passes into atmosphere Tension-Cohesion Model- Explains rise of water-even in the tallest plants Transpiration- - Evaporative pull causes tension at top of plant - Result of water potential gradient - Ranges form slightly negative in soil and roots to very negative in atmosphere - Column of water pulled up through the plant remains unbroken due to cohesive and adhesive properties of water Root pressure- - Explains rise of water in smaller plants- particularly when soil is wet - Pushes water up through xylem- water moves form soil into roots due to active absorption of mineral ions form soil Sugar translocation- Dissolved sugar is translocated upward or downward in phloem - From area of excess sugar (usually leaf) - To a sink (area of storage or sugar use: roots, apical meristems, fruits, seeds) Sucrose is the predominant sugar translocate in phloem Pressure-Flow Hypothesis- - Explains movement of materials in phloem - Companion cells actively load sugar into sieve tubes at source- requires ATP - Sugar accumulates in sieve tube - Companion cells unload sugar from sieve tubes at sink- actively (requiring ATP) and passively (not requiring ATP) - Water leaves sieve tubes by osmosis- decreasing turgor pressure (hydrostatic pressure) inside sieve tubes Turgor pressure gradient- - Produced by water entering phloem at source and water leaving phloem at sink - Drives flow of materials between source and sink Taproot and Fibrous root Taproot system- has one main root - Formed from the radicle - From which many lateral roots extend


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