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Shoot system [ Botany ]

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  Collective term for the generally aboveground portion of a plant comprised of the stem/trunk, branches, flowers, and leaves.  
     
The plant body consists of two basic parts: the shoot system and the root system.
  The shoot system includes organs such as leaves, buds, stems, flowers, and fruits and usually it develops above ground.

The functions of the shoot system include

 

  The root system includes roots as well as modified stem structures such as tubers and rhizomes and usually it develops underground.

The functions of the root system include

     
 

 

 

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