The anatomy of the plant

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Plant cells and tissues
  The anatomy of the plant
  The cell
  Tissues of the stem
  Stem growth
  Secondary growth
Cabbage, carrot and celery
Figure 6.1 Cabbage, carrot and
celery with examples of plant
tissues, showing strengthening,
structural and transport tissues

A close examination of the internal structure (anatomy) of the plant with a microscope will reveal how it is made up of different tissues. Each tissue is a collection of specialized cells carrying out one function, such as xylem conducting water. An organ is made up of a group of tissues carrying out a specific function, such as a leaf producing sugars for the plant.