What is the function of the root cap?

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 03:10 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 03:10 PM

The root cap is a section of tissue at the tip of a plantroot. It is also called calyptra. The root cap protects the growing tip in plants. It secretes mucilage to ease the movement of the root through soil, and may also be involved in communication with the soil microbiota.
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