characteristics of roots for absorbing water

Asked by Anshika | 2nd Jul, 2017, 10:05: AM

Expert Answer:

Characteristics of roots for absorbing water:

  • Surface area provided by rootlets and root hair is enormous.
  • Root hair contains cell sap of a higher concentration than that of the surrounding water which allows movement of water by osmosis.
  • Root hair has thin cell walls and cell membranes which allow the movement of water molecules and dissolved substances in and out of the cell.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 3rd Jul, 2017, 10:39: AM