Water transport in plants 2

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  • Created on: 09-04-13 13:57

The force that causes water to move through a plant is caused by transpiration - the loss of water from the leaves by evaporation and diffusion.

Water is transported form the roots to the leaves by specialised vessels called xylem.

Water is absorbed from the soil by specialised cells called root-hair cells.

  • xylem vessels are made form cells joined end-to-end as they specialise the cells gradually:
  • lose their


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