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Esme Nias 6.3.16

Movement in the root

1. Water enters through the root hair cells and then moves across into the xylem tissue
in the centre of the root. Water moves in this direction because the soil water has
higher water potential , than the solution inside the root hair…

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Esme Nias 6.3.16

1. Water evaporates from the mesophyll cells into air spaces in the leaf. If the air
surrounding the leaf has less water vapour than the air in the intercellular spaces,
water vapour will leave the leaf through stomata.

2. This process is called transpiration and will continue…


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