Dicot Root

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 A dicot root at a cellular level is composed of an epidermis, cortex, endodermis, pericycle, xylem, and phloem. Each of these tissues play a significant role in characterizing a root. In dicot roots, the key characteristic is the make up of the star like figure just inside the endodermis, also known as the stele. This star-like figure is composed of both xylem and phloem with xylem being the large white cells and phloem being the smaller cells on the outside. This particular composition of the stele is lacking in monocot roots.




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