Plant transport systems

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  • Plant transport systems
    • Metabolic demands
      • Oxygen and Glucose needs to be transported to roots underground.
      • Wate products of cell metabolism removed.
      • Hormones need transporting
      • Minerals need to be transported to the cell to make proteins and structure.
    • Size
      • Substances need to move up and down from the tip of the roots to the topmost leaves and stems.
      • Huge variation
    • Surface area to volume ratio
      • Multicellular complex
      • SA:V ratio fairly small.
      • Can't rely on diffusion alone.


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