Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 37 - Transport in Plants - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3

Answer

Water transport at the cellular level is similar in plants and animals, involving parts like aquaporins. At the organismal level, it is very different, involving active pumping in animals but passively driven mechanisms in plants.

Work Step by Step

First consider the passive driving force in plants, and compare that with a beating heart or peristaltic pumping in animals. Then, consider cells: aquaporins and water potential are critical at that level in both plants and animals.
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