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Name: Elizabeth G.
Status: student
Age: 16
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Date: 3/13/2004


Question:
What is the difference between roots and bulbs?


Replies:
The following may be helpful:

"root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground"

http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn

while a bulb is a modified belowground storage organ

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/bulbs/bulbbasics.html

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


Hi Elizabeth

A plant or a vegetal is made of different parts: root, stalk or stems, leaves, flowers and fruits Not all need to be present at all plants and some have different types.

The stem holds and maintains the leaves, flowers and fruits. Through it a juice circulates with all minerals that allows life for the plant. A bulb is a type of stem that grows subterraneous, toward the inside of earth, it is generally bulky and contains nutricious substances as a reserve. Like onion for example. The root mostly the time is also subterraneous and has 2 important functions: it fixes and holds the plant at the earth and absorbs water and minerals from the soil that are needed for its life.

Thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)



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