Transpiration Pull Theory

This is also called as cohesion-tension theory put forward by Dixon and Joly (1894) and supported by Renner, Curtis and Clark. This theory is based on a number of features. Cohesion and Adhesion Mutual attraction between water molecules is called cohesion and this force may have a value as high as 350 atmospheres. The wall … Read more Transpiration Pull Theory

Water Transport in Plants

The water absorbed by the root hairs is translocated upwards through the xylem. The mystery of the upward movement of water is yet to be solved in a satisfactory way. The upward transport of water in plants which are 400 feet high has not been satisfactorily explained till date. Though the mechanism for upward movement … Read more Water Transport in Plants

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