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.

→ 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.