- The following is an explanation of the relevance of transpiration: The process of transpiration assists in the transportation of water and nutrients to various areas of the plant
- Because water is constantly being lost from the plant’s body, the plant is able to keep the water content of its tissues in proper proportion
- It prevents osmosis from breaking down and it keeps the cells stiff
The sun’s heat causes the water to change into vapor, which then escapes the plant through hundreds of microscopic holes known as stomata, which are located mostly on the underside of the leaf surface. This is referred to as transpiration. Its primary roles are to both chill the plant and pump water and minerals to the leaves, which are then used in the process of photosynthesis.
How do plants adapt to reduce water loss through transpiration?
- Stomata density is lower: one of the other adaptations that certain plants have made in order to lessen the amount of water that they lose via transpiration is to have a lower overall stomata density in their leaf surfaces.
- Because the stomata on the leaves play a role in the process of transpiration, a decrease in the number of stomata will result in a reduction in the amount of water that is lost through transpiration.