Q. 58 C4.4( 9 Votes )

How are water and minerals transported in plants ?

Answer :

Xylem tissue transports water and minerals in plants from the soil to leaves. Xylem vessels and tracheids are elements of xylem tissues. They are interconnected in roots, stem and leaves and form a continuous system of water-conducting channels reaching all parts of the plant. Plants take in water from the soil through the roots. The roots have root hairs to absorb water and minerals from the soil by diffusion. Each root hair is single-celled structure. The absorbed water and minerals passes from cell to cell by osmosis through epidermis, root cortex, endodermis and then reach the root xylem. The water enters the root xylem into the stem xylem and then reaches the leaves from the petioles.

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