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Water Transport
01 January 2011
...then Up the Xylem and Out at the Leaves
Xylem vessels transport water all around plant
At leaves, water leaves xylem and moves into cells mainly by apoplast pathway
Water evaporates from cell walls into spaces between cells in leaf
When stomata (tiny pores…

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2. Once absorbed, water has to get through the root cortex, including the endodermis,
to reach the xylem
3. Water is drawn into the roots down a water potential gradient:
Water always moves from areas of high water potential to areas of lower
water potential - it goes down a…


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