Answer the following in detail
State any three functions of the root
Functions of the roots are:
1. They fix the plant firmly to the soil.
2. They absorb water and minerals from the soil and transport it to the leaves through stem for the manufacturing of food.
3. Roots help in holding the soil together and prevent soil erosion.
4. In some modified roots, they perform the function of storing food. e.g. Radish, carrot.
5. Roots can also help in respiration in certain plants like mangroves.