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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
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Answer:

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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