Flashcards - Absorption & Movement of Water in Plants

Flashcards - Absorption & Movement of Water in Plants
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Guttation
Guttation is the exudation of drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses
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root pressure
Root pressure is osmotic pressure within the cells of a root system that causes sap to rise through a plant stem to the leaves
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turgor pressure
Turgor pressure pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall of plant, bacteria, and fungus cells as well as those protist cells which have cell walls
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turgor pressure
Turgor pressure pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall of plant, bacteria, and fungus cells as well as those protist cells which have cell walls
root pressure
Root pressure is osmotic pressure within the cells of a root system that causes sap to rise through a plant stem to the leaves
Guttation
Guttation is the exudation of drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses
water potential
Water potential is the potential energy of water per unit volume relative to pure water in reference conditions
potometer
A potometer -sometimes known as a transpirometer- is a device used for measuring the rate of water uptake of a leafy shoot
surface tension
Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible

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