Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
4. How are water and minerals transported in plants?

Question:

How are water and minerals transported in plants?

Answer:

In plants, water and minerals are transferred from the soil to the leaves by the xylem cells. Root cells obtain salts from the soil, this creates a difference in the concentration of soil and root salts, due to which there is a constant movement of water in the xylem. Due to transpiration, there is a continuous loss of water and there is suction, due to which the constant movement of water is maintained, thus water and minerals are transported.

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