Transport in Plants Flashcards

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What are the two types of transport tubes in plants?

Xylem and Phloem.

What substances do xylem vessels transport and in which direction?

Xylem vessels transport water and mineral ions from the roots to the leaves.

What substances do phloem vessels transport and in which direction?

Phloem vessels transport food substances, such as sucrose and amino acids, from the leaves to other parts of the plant.

What is the main function of root hair cells?

Root hair cells increase the surface area of the root to absorb more water and minerals from the soil.

How do root hair cells absorb water from the soil?

Root hair cells absorb water by osmosis due to the higher water potential of the soil compared to the cytoplasm of the root hair cell.

What are the three main uses of the water absorbed by plants?

Water absorbed by plants is used for photosynthesis, supporting leaves by keeping cells rigid, and cooling leaves by evaporation.

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