BioCoach Activity

Concept 8: Primary Growth of Stems

The apical meristem produces the three primary meristems, protoderm, procambium, and ground meristem, which develop into dermal tissues, vascular tissues, and ground tissues respectively.

Use the information in the illustration to help answer the questions below it.

1. Xylem and phloem tissues are derived from which primary meristem?

2. What is the dermal tissue called that is found in young stems and roots?

3. From which primary meristem is the epidermis derived?