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What is modification of roots? Write the modification of roots found in the following plants:



(a) Maize



(b) Carrot



(c) Banyan tree



(d) Rhizophora


Asked by Topperlearning User 31st May 2016, 8:02 AM
Answered by Expert

The roots in some plants are modified for support, storage of food and respiration.



(a) Maize: Stilt roots arise from the nodes of the stem to support the plant.



(b) Carrot: Roots are swollen and store food.



(c) Banyan Tree: Prop roots arise to support the tree.



(d) Rhizophora: Roots arise above the ground to obtain oxygen for respiration.


Answered by Expert 31st May 2016, 10:02 AM
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