Comparison between the Dicot Root and Monocot Root - QS Study
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Comparison between the Dicot Root and Monocot Root

Dicot Root

  • Vascular bundles are open and Diarch to hexarch
  • Pith generally small or absent
  • In Cambium form conjunctive tissue becomes meristematic and results in secondary growth
  • Pericycle may give rise to cork cambium and lateral branches
  • Example: Beans

Monocot Root

  • Vascular bundles are polyarch closed
  • Pith generally quite large
  • In Cambium form conjunctive tissue does not become a meristem and complete absence of secondary growth.
  • Pericycle may give rise to only lateral branches.
  • Example: Canna