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In a tall tree, which force is responsible for pulling water and minerals from the soil?
A. Gravitational force

B. Transportation force

C. Suction force

D. Conduction force

Answer :

Due to loss of water by transpiration, the leaves of plants create a suction, or a sucking force, which has the strength to pull water up to greater height. The conduction and transportation forces can pull water up to small heights, but they are weak forces and cannot pull water up in tall trees. Gravitational force pulls water downwards, towards the soil.

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