Differentiation and Growth


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1. Which describes a plant, not an animal?

  • Growth is restricted to special growing points called meristems (mainly the tip of the roots and shoots)
  • All regions of the body grow
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2. Animals have a greater variety of organs and tissues than plants so..

  • Growing all over makes sure these grow in conjunction with each other
  • Growing from certain points means that these can continue to work together

3. What is the name given to areas of growth in a plant where stem cells are formed?

  • Growths
  • Meristems
  • Leaves

4. Which stem cells are slightly more useful because they have a greater power of differentiation?

  • Embryos
  • Bone marow

5. What is a zygote?

  • Fertilised egg
  • Cell
  • Animal

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