Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Root Hair Cell

No description
by

Megan Dill

on 7 October 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Root Hair Cell

Organelles
Has:
Cell membrane
Cytoplasm
Vacuole
Nucleus
Functions
Absorbs minerals and water from the soil
Takes this solution up through the roots to the rest of the plant
Root hairs form an important surface over which plants absorb most of their water and nutrients
Survival
It keeps the plant alive by giving it nutrients and water by absorbing it through the cell.
The particular organism lives in soil.
The root hair cell is an asset to its living conditions because it can extract things from the soil.
Other Facts
They are also directly involved in the formation of root nodules in legume plants.
What is a root hair cell?
It is a eukaryote cell
its special because of:
its unique shape
its simplicity

Vacuole
also called sap
vacuole
Nucleus
Root Hair Cell
Root hairs
Water
Root hair
Cell
Soil Particle
They have a large surface area, which makes absorbing both water and minerals more efficient using osmosis.
Root hair cells can survive for 2 to 3 weeks and then die off.

When a new root hair cell grows it excretes a poison so that the other cells in close proximity to it are unable to grow one of these hairs
Root hair cells secrete acid (H+ from mailc acid) which exchanges and helps solubilize the minerals into ionic form
work cited
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/food_chains/revision/3/
http://www.clickbiology.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_hair
Full transcript