Name Class Date 23.1 Specialized Tissues in Plants BUILD Understanding Concept Map A concept map can help you organize information and show how ideas are connected. As you read Lesson 1, fill in the missing information in the concept map. Specialized Tissues in Plants are related to include are related to Plant Growth and Meristems Seed Plant Structure includes include Roots Dermal Tissue Seed Plant Structure The cells of seed plants are organized into different tissues and organs. The three main plant organs are roots, stems, and leaves. Answer the questions. 1. The principal organs in which plants carry out photosynthesis are the 2. Circle the letter of each sentence that is true about a function of a root. A. They anchor plants in the ground. B. They compete with other plants for sunlight. C. They hold plants upright. D. They absorb water and nutrients from the soil. . Plant Tissue Systems Dermal Tissue Dermal tissue is the protective outer covering of a plant. Dermal tissue covers all parts of the roots, stems, and leaves. Answer the questions. 3. What is the function of the cuticle? A. It protects against water loss and injury. B. It supports the plant body. C. It transports nutrients throughout the plant. D. It helps plants absorb water. Plant Tissue Systems Plants have three primary types of tissue: dermal tissue, ground tissue, and vascular tissue. Follow the directions. 1. Identify each type of tissue listed in the table. Use the terms below. dermal tissue ground tissue Tissue vascular tissue Function protects plant, aids in water absorption in roots, regulates water loss and gas exchange in leaves conducts water and other materials through the plant site of most photosynthesis; helps support plants Answer the questions. 2. What type of tissue are xylem and phloem? Circle the correct answer. dermal tissue vascular tissue ground tissue 3. What does ground tissue produce and store? Circle the correct answer. sugars epidermis lignin 4. Which is not characteristic of a plant’s vascular tissue? A. It transports water and food inside the plant. B. It supports the plant’s stems and leaves. C. It positions the plant’s leaves closer to the sun. D. It transports egg and sperm cells for reproduction. 5. The cells that are between dermal and vascular tissue make up what kind of tissue?