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Abstract In this lab I looked at different tissues of a plant in prepared and freshly prepared slides Each of these slides showed the various tissues and cell types that make up a plant I specifically looked at the angiosperm plants I examined these plants by using the naked eye and drew diagrams describing the morphology of the plant I also examined and drew diagrams of the anatomy of the plants by using a light microscope I observed the ground dermal and vascular tissues and all their components I observed them through the prepared slides and the freshly prepared slides in which I had to cut a freehand section with a razor blade and stain with toluidine blue O to make After I was finished with my observations I put away all of the equipment cleaned my station and everything that needed to be cleaned and threw away the materials that were not needed any longer Introduction The purpose of this lab is to be able to identify the basic tissues and cell types based on their appearance In this lab I examined prepared slides of a typical dicot stem and sclerenchyma in a pear and a freshly prepared slide of apium graveolens celery stem In these slides I observed ground tissue The ground or fundamental tissue system includes three types of tissues parenchyma collenchyma and sclerenchyma Parenchyma cells are the most common of the ground tissues They are found in the cortex of stems and roots in the pith of stems in leaf mesophyll and in the flesh of fruits There are even some strands of them in the vascular tissue Seagull 25 They are the least specialized of all plant cells and are often referred to as typical plant cells At maturity they are alive and have primary walls that are relatively thin and flexible Also they are variable in size They mostly lack secondary walls and the
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