Unformatted text preview: as the food reserves of the seed become exhausted. Although photosynthesis provides nutrition for the growing shoot, it is no replacement for the nutrients and water provided by the roots. Leaves can dry up depending on environmental factors and photosynthesis may not be able to keep up with the energy demands of a rapidly growing shoot. Roots being underground are generally better protected from external environmental insults. A rapidly growing shoot without the nutritional support and anchorage provided by the root will often die....
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- Spring '06
- Biology, Plant morphology, shoot, rapidly growing shoot, Katherine Roll