Biology: Development, Plants & Environment

The uptake of water by plants from the root hair to the xylem.

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UPTAKE OF WATER BY PLANTS

APOPLAST PATHWAY


SYMPLAST PATHWAY


VACUOLAR PATHWAY

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UPTAKE OF WATER BY PLANTS

Apoplast Pathway: Water is pulled by the attraction between water molecules across adjacent cell walls (the apoplast) from the root hair cell to the xylem

Symplast Pathway: Water moves down a concentration gradient through interconnected cytoplasm (the symplast) of the cells through the plasmodesmata(strands of cytoplasm which go through pores in cellulose cell walls).

Vacuolar Pathway: Water moves down a concentration gradient by osmosis across the vacuoles of the cellulose cells to the xylem.

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