Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mechanism of water transport

Plants unlike animals do not possess any metabolically active pump, like the heart to carry the fluid in the vascular system. The movement of water in passive manner occurs by pressure and by the gradient in the chemical potential. Another … Continue reading

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Transport and uptake of mineral nutrients

The carbon and oxygen for the plant is available from the carbon-dioxide present in the atmosphere. The hydrogen for the plants is obtained from the water and the mineral nutrients are obtained from the soil. The plant roots cannot absorb … Continue reading

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Transpiration and Photosynthesis

The various advantages of transpiration are –          Generates transpiration pull that helps in the absorption and transport of water in plants. –          Provides water for photosynthesis. –          The minerals are transported from the soil in the various parts of the … Continue reading

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