what is transpiration? mention the significance of transpiration to the plant body

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Please find below the solution to the asked query:

Transpiration is a process in which there occurs loss of water from various parts of plants like leaves stem etc. It is responsible for the exchange of gases between the plant and the atmosphere. Also, it is required to transport water and various nutrients from the roots of the plant to the leaves; which is essential for the maintenance and growth of the plant. It also provides the cooling effect to the leaves.

Role of transpiration in plants is as follows:

  • Creates transpirational pull for transport of water in plants
  • Supplies water for photosynthesis
  • Transports minerals from soil to all parts of a plant
  • Cools the surface of the leaves (due to the evaporation of water)
  • Keeps the cells turgid; hence, maintains their shape
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