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Modification of root means -


( A ) Roots undergo modification to perform only conduction of water and minerals
( B ) Roots are modified to perform functions of absorption and conduction of water and minerals
( C ) Roots change their shape and structure and become modified to perform other functions like support, respiration, storage of food
( D ) Roots undergo modification to perform only ansorption
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(C) is the right answer.

Roots in some plants change their shape and structure and become modified to perform functions other than absorption and conduction of water and minerals. They are modified for support, storage of food and respiration. Tap roots of carrot, turnip and adventitious roots of sweet potato, get swollen and store food. Can you give some more such examples? Have you ever wondered what those hanging structures that support a banyan tree are? These are called prop roots. Similarly, the stems of maize and sugarcane have supporting roots coming out of the lower nodes of the stem. These are called stilt roots. In some plants such as Rhizophora growing in swampy areas, many roots come out of the ground and grow vertically upwards such roots called pneumatophores help to get oxygen for respiration
answered Apr 4, 2014 by pady_1
 
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