|Jun14-11, 08:30 AM||#1|
Transportation in plants-Xylem
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The stem of the herbaceous plant was cut while immersed under the red ink solution in the beaker before it was left to stand in the red ink solution, as a precaution while setting up this experiment. Suggest a reason behind it.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
My attempted answer was that due to the absence of roots, this precaution was taken to ensure that the plant can absorb the red ink.
|Jun14-11, 10:12 AM||#2|
It could be cut and THEN put into the ink solution. Questions is - why it wasn't done this way, but instead the stem was cut immersed.
|Jun14-11, 11:08 AM||#3|
I think that this is done to prevent the formation of air pockets which reduce water uptake. However I am not 100% sure.
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