Explain how molecules are absorbed and transported by the root system into the xylem and from the xylem into leaves.
Explain how the following principles aid in the journey: root pressure, capillary rise, cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and
Indicate how molecules interact with the following anatomical features: cutin, stomata, symplast, vapor pressure, wind, xylem and phloem, parenchyma cells, soil porosity, tracheids, vessel elements, pit membrane, stele, casbarian band, cavitation, meristematic, cortex, root hairs, root cap, and apoplast.
What is the ultimate destination?
How might the journey of water molecules differ from the journey of nitrogen molecules?
Reflect on the most challenging steps in the journey.