Transport in Plants

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 11:57

1. What is the symplast pathway?

  • Movement of water through the vacuole.
  • Movement of water through the cytoplasm through the plasma membrane. The cytoplasm of cells is connected through plasmodesmata.
  • Movement of water through cell walls, allowing mineral ions and salts to be carried with the water.
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2. What transports water, minerals and ions up from the roots to the leaves?

  • Xylem Tissue
  • Phloem Tissue
  • Transpiration
  • Apoplastic Pathway

3. What factors affect transpiration rate?

  • Light Intensity, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
  • Light Intensity, Wind, Mineral Concentration
  • Light Intensity. Humidity, Wet Soil
  • Temperature only

4. What is the mass flow hypothesis?

  • The theory that plants transport all substances in one tube and not xylem and phloem.
  • The best supported theory for how solutes are transported from the source to the sink by translocation.
  • The theory that all substances move in coordination with gravity.

5. What is the SINK in transportation of solutes?

  • The uptake of ions in the roots.
  • The removal of ions from a plant.
  • The site where assimilates (solutes) are used up. e.g. roots
  • The site of production of assimilates (solutes). e.g. leaves


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