Spring.wmf (18300 bytes) Plant Physiology (Biology 327)  - Dr. Stephen G. Saupe;  College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University;  Biology Department; Collegeville, MN  56321; (320) 363 - 2782; (320) 363 - 3202, fax;    ssaupe@csbsju.edu

Exam Questions: Water Transport

  1. Explain the physiology of maple sap flow in the spring.
  2. Describe how water moves from the soil into the stele.  Include a discussion of soil properties, apoplast vs. symplast, root pressure, guttation, root anatomy, and Casparian strip in your answer.
  3. Explain how water is transported in plants and provide evidence to support this model. Cite alternative hypotheses and give reasons why they are not valid.
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