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What causes Hydrotropism?
Last Updated: 4th February, 2020
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Thereof, what is an example of Hydrotropism?
The movement of a plant (or other organism)eithertowards or away from water is called hydrotropism.Anexample is that of plant roots growing in humid airbendingtoward a higher relative humidity level.
One may also ask, how does Hydrotropism help plants survive? Hydrotropism. Hydrotropism isdirectionalgrowth in response to water concentrations. This tropismisimportant in plants for protection againstdroughtconditions through positive hydrotropism and againstwaterover-saturation through negativehydrotropism.
In this regard, how does Hydrotropism occur in plant?
A common example is a plant root growinginhumid air bending toward a higher relative humidity level.Theprocess of hydrotropism is started by the root capsensingwater and sending a signal to the elongating part oftheroot.
Why do roots grow towards water?
Hydrotropism is a plants growth response towaterconcentrations. This ability to bend and growthe roottowards a moisture gradient is essential becauseplants needwater to grow. Water, together withsolublemineral nutrients, is taken up by theroothairs.