Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 27 - Self-Quiz - Page 467: 11



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Young roots often have growths on them called root hairs. These root hairs grow from epidermal cells on the surfaces of the roots. Because there are so many of them, these root hairs greatly increase the surface area of roots. The greater surface area allows more nutrients to be absorbed by the roots.
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