What is growth?
Growth is the most fundamental and conspicuous characteristic feature of all living organisms, but can not be taken as defining property because non-living things also grow.
Growth can be defined as an irreversible permanent increase in the size of an organ, part, and even a cell.
Growth is a product of metabolism (that is anabolism and catabolism). Therefore occurs at the expense of energy or ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate).
|S.No.||Plant Growth||Animal Growth|
|1.||Plant growth is generally indeterminant or unlimited||Animal growth is determinant or limited|
|2.||Plant growth is localized||Animal growth is diffused|
|3.||The plant grows in two different ways||Animal growth is only primary|
Important points to know:
Plant Growth is localized because they specific locations for their growth activity. Mainly they have three locations of growth that is-
- Accept zygote to embryo development the growth is of diffused types.