Describe Anatomical Differences between Dicot Root and Monocot Root - QS Study
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Anatomical Differences between Dicot root and Monocot root

Dicot root

  • Number of xylem or phloem bundles usually vary from 2-6.
  • Medulla is small and inconspicuous.
  • Xylem cavity is polygonal.
  • Xylem tissue lacks bast fibre.
  • Pericycle may give rise to cambium and cork cambium.
  • Secondary growth occurs.

Monocot root

  • Number of xylem or phloem bundles is usually more than six.
  • Medulla is large and clear.
  • Xylem cavity is round.
  • Bast fibre is absent in xylem tissue.
  • Pericycle never rives rise to meristematic tissue.
  • Secondary growth does not occur.