What is a root hair cell’s adaptation to its function?
Graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina
Plants absorb water from the soil by osmosis. Root hair cells are adapted for this by having a large surface area to speed up osmosis. The absorbed water is transported through the roots to the rest of the plant where it is used for different purposes. They have a large surface area, due to their hair-like projections, which eases uptake. They also have a large amount of Mitochondria, which provide more energy for Active Transport
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