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The essential functions of roots are anchorage and absorption of water and minerals in the terrestrial plant. What functions are associated with the roots of aquatic plants? How are the roots of aquatic plants and terrestrial plants

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Ans. As known by all, the basic function of roots is that of anchorage and absorption of water and minerals. Availability of water is not an issue for aquatic plants. That is why the roots are not properly grown in most of the aquatic plants. In these free-floating plants, the roots are very few in number and are in a structure of fine hairs. In the plants that are submerged, roots play the important role of anchorage.

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