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Oscar and Lucinda meet in a tropical rain forest and fall inlove, and he carves their initials into the bark of a tree. They neverdo get together, through. Ten years later, still heartbroken, Oscarsearches for the tree. Given what you know about primary and secondary growth, will he find the carved initials higher relative to ground level? If he goes berserk and chops down the tree, what kinds of growth rings will he see?

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BIOLOGY:CONCEPTS+APPL.(LOOSELEAF)

10th Edition
STARR
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359

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BIOLOGY:CONCEPTS+APPL.(LOOSELEAF)

10th Edition
STARR
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359
Chapter 25, Problem 4CT
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Oscar and Lucinda meet in a tropical rain forest and fall inlove, and he carves their initials into the bark of a tree. They neverdo get together, through. Ten years later, still heartbroken, Oscarsearches for the tree. Given what you know about primary and secondary growth, will he find the carved initials higher relative to ground level? If he goes berserk and chops down the tree, what kinds of growth rings will he see?

Summary Introduction

To determine:

Whether the curved initials that Oscar will find after ten years would be higher related to ground level.

Introduction:

Secondary xylem of the plant is known as wood and it is made up of dead cells. Inside the vascular cambium cylinders, the accumulation of secondary xylem takes place and it is known as wood.

Explanation of Solution

Oscar will find the curved initials relative to ground level a little higher. The reason is that the plant grows with time. The development in plants includes two types of growth; one is primary growth and second is secondary growth. The primary growth because of apical meristems would increase the length of...

Summary Introduction

To determine:

The kinds of growth rings that he will see after chopping down the tree.

Introduction:

Secondary xylem of the plant is known as wood and it is made up of dead cells. Inside the vascular cambium cylinders, the accumulation of secondary xylem takes place and it is known as wood.

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