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Genetics

How does the root hair cells shape help it to do its job?

Answer

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07/05/2009

The large surface area means that the Surface area: volume ratio has become larger, therefore it can absorb more water. It does this through the process of osmosis, which is the passive passage of water through a permeable membrane from a small concetration of a solute to a large concentration of a solute until it reaches equilibrium.