Plant transport guide questions (for Perio)
- Differentiate between phloem and xylem in terms of structure and function.
- How are water and dissolved minerals transported into the roots? What role does the Casparian strip play in the transport of materials into the root xylem?
- Describe the root pressure transpiration-cohesion-tension mechanism by defining the associated terms and explaining how they work together in allowing water to rise in the plant.
- Describe the bulk or pressure flow mechanism by defining the associated terms and explaining it works to transport phloem sap from sources to sinks.