Biology: Morphology of Flowering Plants - Regions of Root

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Which structure protects the tender apex of a root as it makes its way through the soil?

Root cap

What is the primary function of root hairs in plants?

Absorbing water and minerals from the soil

In which type of roots are root hairs absent?

Mycorrhizal roots

Which region of the root is responsible for the growth in length of the root?

Region of elongation

Which group of plants have modified roots that store food?

Carrot and turnips

What is the delicate structure formed by some epidermal cells in the root region to aid in absorption?

Root hairs

What is the function of prop roots in plants?

Support the banyan tree

Which type of roots are present in maize and sugarcane?

Stilt roots

What is the function of pneumatophores in plants?

Aid in respiration

From where does the stem develop in a germinating seed?


Which part of the stem are regions where leaves are born called?


Learn about the morphology of flowering plants with a focus on the regions of the root, including the structure and function of the root cap and the region of meristematic activity. Understand the characteristics of roots in different types of plants.

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