How would you differentiate between apoplast and symplast

How Would You Differentiate Between Apoplast And Symplast Biology Question

How would you differentiate between apoplast and symplast?

Options

(a) Apoplast relies on active transport
(b) Symplast deals in non-living spaces and cell walls
(c) Apoplast prevents passive diffusion
(d) Apoplasts deals in non-living spaces and cell walls

Correct Answer:

Apoplasts deals in non-living spaces and cell walls

Explanation:

Apoplast pathway consists of interconnecting cell wall, intercellular spaces, cell wall of endoderm is excluding the casparian strips, xylem and tracheary elements. This system is considered non-living and is continiuous throughout the plant. Symplast pathway consists of the living parts of the plant and is made up of interconnected protoplast adjacent cells.

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Topics: Transport and Nutrition in Plants (163)
Subject: Biology (4253)

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