LabBench Activity

Analysis of Results II

In your own laboratory, you will examine slices of a plant stem under the microscope and identify the different types of tissue and their functions. You've already seen a dicot. The following exercise will give you practice in identifying plant tissues in a monocot.

Identify each of the structures in the micrograph of a monocot stem above by answering the following questions using the appropriate choices from the list. When you are finished, check your answers.

Choices for Tissue Type: xylem, phloem, parenchyma, epidermis

Choices for Function: food transport, water transport, food storage, protection

Name tissue type A and describe its function.

Name tissue type B and describe its function.

Name tissue type C and describe its function.

Name tissue type D and describe its function.