Control in Plants


Plants, like animalshave specialised cells although these are much less complicated being root, leaves, flowers and stem cells. Some of the cells found in the sterm are called meristerm cells remain as unspecialised cells and can decelop into any type of cell. For this reason you can take a cutting of a plant, plant it in a pot and it will grow roots and continue to grow (this is very useful to farmers - if they have a fantastic apple tree, they can take cutting of it and grow a whole orchard of fantastic cloned apple trees). 

Unlike animals, plants continue to grow throughout their lives. This is because the meristem cells continue to divite by mitosis making the planta grow in height and width as well as making the roots…


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