BioCoach Activity

Concept 3: Plant Tissue Systems

The tissues of a plant are organized into three tissue systems: the dermal tissue system, the ground tissue system, and the vascular tissue system.

Use information from the table to answer the questions below it.

Tissue System
and Its Functions
Component Tissues Location of Tissue Systems
Dermal Tissue System
  • protection
  • prevention of water loss
Periderm (in older stems and roots)
Ground Tissue System
  • photosynthesis
  • food storage
  • regeneration
  • support
  • protection
Parenchyma tissue
Collenchyma tissue
Sclerenchyma tissue
Vascular Tissue System
  • transport of water and minerals
  • transport of food
Xylem tissue
Phloem tissue