Functions of Roots - QS Study
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Roots usually perform the following functions: The plant root system constitutes the major part of the plant body, both in terms of function and bulk.

  • The root anchors the plant firmly to the ground. Hence, the plant do not bent down readily during strong wind and storm.
  • The root helps to absorb water and minerals from the soil in different ways. We know, there is a part called hair region in a root. In this region, tine root hair grows and plants collect water and minerals through it.
  • Root absorption of water and inorganic nutrients and anchoring of the plant body to the ground, and supporting it.
  • It storage of food and nutrients, vegetative reproduction and competition with other plants.
  • Root prevents soil erosion; roots help to bind the soil particles and prevent harm from being blown away by wind or water.