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Root with root-hair cells

Root with root-hair cells

Item no.: P1442401

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The roots of plants have a very important function to fulfill. Water and nutrient salts have to be taken up from the soil. This is done by the root's trichoblasts (hair cells). They develop from protrusions of the root epidermis (= rhizodermis) which produces a considerable enlargement of the exchange surface. Where do we find these trichoblasts? As the plant grows its root steadily penetrates into deeper layers of soil. How is the root tip structured to tolerate these forces?


  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with a total of 50 experiments for all microscopy applications
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  • Microscopy solution set specifically designed to include all required accessories
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