AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes Chapter 1 Transport in Plants

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AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes 1st Lesson Transport in Plants

→ J.C. Bose designed a very sophisticated instrument called ‘Crescograph’ which was so sensitive that it could record even a minute growth of a plant upto a millionth part of a millimetre.

→ Bose research institute is at Kolkata.

→ Transport over longer distances proceeds through vascular tissues and is called Translocation.

→ In rooted plants, transport in xylem is essentially unidirectional from roots to the stems.

→ Organic and Mineral nutrients however undergo multidirectional transport.

→ The movement of gases or liquids from a region of high concentration to a region of lower concentration is called Diffusion.

→ Concentration gradient must already be present for molecules to diffuse even if facilitated by the proteins. This process is called Facilitated diffusion.

AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes Chapter 1 Transport in Plants

→ Active transport uses energy to pump molecules against a concentration gradient.

→ Water is essential for all physiological activities of the plant and plays a very important role in all living organisms.

→ A mature com plant absorbs almost three litres of water in a day while a mustard plant absorbs water equal to its own weight in about 5 hours.

→ Water potential = Solute Potential + Pressure potential.

→ The water potential of pure water is zero.

→ Solute potential is always negative.

→ Pressure potential is always positive but in plants it is negative.

→ Movement of water across a semipermeable membrane from low concentrated place to high concentrated place is called Osmosis.

→ It can be explained by Thistle funnel experiment.

→ Plasmolysis occurs when water moves out of the cell and the cell membrane of a plant cell shrinks away from its cell wall.

→ The normal living cells when kept in Hypertonic solution become flaccid. In such cell the pressure potential becomes zero. Hence the water potential is equal to the solute potential.

→ Imbibition is a type of diffusion when water is absorbed by solids-colloids-causing them to enormously increase in volume.
Eg : Absorption of water by seeds and dry wood.

→ Proteins have very high imbibing capacities compared to carbohydrates. Thats why proteinaceous pea seeds swell more on imbibition than starchy wheat seeds.

AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes Chapter 1 Transport in Plants

→ Mass flow is the movement of substances in bulk from one point to another as a result of pressure differences between the two points.

→ Plants absorb water and move into deeper layers by Apoplast pathway or Symplast pathway.

→ Mycorrhiza is a symbiotic association of a fungus with a root system.

→ Loss of water in the form of water drops is called Guttation.

→ Root pressure does not play a main role in water movement in tall trees such as Sequoia semper-virens (Gymnosperm).

→ Cohesion-Tension-Transpiration pull of water transport was proposed by Dixon (1914).

→ Stomata which opens during day time and closes during night time are called Photoactive stomata.

→ In succulent plants, stomata opens at night and remain closed during the day time (Scotoactive stomata).

→ Levitt proposed K+ pump theory to explain the mechanism of opening and closing of photoactive stomata.

→ ABA, a natural Antitranspirant helps in closure of stomata in water stress conditions.

AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes Chapter 1 Transport in Plants

→ Transpiration is beneficial to plants in many ways. So it is considered to be ‘a necessary evil’.

→ Pressure flow or Mass flow hypothesis was proposed by Munch.

→ Transport of Plants consists of transport of water, solutes, food from one part to other parts.

→ Plants have two types of transport tissues.

  1. Xylem vessels transport water and solute from the roots to the feaves via stems.
  2. Phloem transports food from leaves to the rest of the Plant.

→ Translocation is the transport of substances over longer distances through Xylem and Phloem.

→ Passage of materials into and out of cells is carried by (i) diffusion (ii) facilitated diffusion (iii) active transport.

→ Diffusion is movement of solute particles from a region of higher concentration into a region of lower concentration. It is passive (no energy is used) transport along concentration gradient.

→ Facilitated diffusion is the passive absorption of solute particles mediated by a membrane along concentration gradient. [IPE]

→ Osmosis is the movement of solvent molecules from a region of lower concentrated solution into a region of higher concentrated solution through a semipermeable membrane. [IPE]

→ Plasmolysis is the shrinkage of the protoplast of cell due to loss of water and turgor. [IPE]

→ Imbibition is a special type of diffusion of water by seeds. [IPE]

→ Water potential (Tw) is the measure of relative tendency of water to move from one part to another part.

→ Apoplast is the path of transport of water in a plant without crossing any membrane. [IPE]

AP Inter 2nd Year Botany Notes Chapter 1 Transport in Plants

→ Symplast is the path of transport of water in a plant by crossing some membranes. [IPE]

→ Transpiration is the loss of water, from the aerial parts in living tissues of plant body, in the form of water vapour. It is a necessary evil. [IPE]

→ Guttation is removal of excess of water, from the tips of leaves, in the formofdroplets.[IPE]

→ Ascent of sap occurs in tall trees due to transpiration pull against gravitational force.[IPE]

→ Guttation is the result of root pressure. [2011 PMT]

→ Guard cells help in transpiration. [2009 PMT]

→ Water potential of pure water is Zero. [NEET-2017]

→ Root pressure develops due to active absorption. [NEET-2015]

→ Transpiration and root pressure cause water to rise in plants by pulling and pushing it respectively. [NEET-2015]

→ Movement of Sugars in Phloem is ‘bidirectional’. [NEET-2019]

→ Transpiration-is responsible for facilitating loss of water in liquid form from the tip of grass blades at night and early morning. [NEET-2020]

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