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Answer the following question. Define and or explain the term: Root pressure - Biology

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Answer the following question.

Define and or explain the term:

Root pressure

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Solution

  1. During the absorption of water, the continuous flow of water develops hydrostatic pressure in living cells of the root. This is called root pressure.
  2. Root pressure causes water to flow from pericycle into the xylem. It also causes upward conduction of water against gravity.
  3. A manometer is used to measure the root pressure.
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Balbharati Biology 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 6 Plant Water Relation
Exercise | Q 3.09 | Page 133
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