Correct the statements

Question:

 Correct the statements

a. Cells shrink in hypotonic solutions and swell in hypertonic solutions.

b. Imbibition is a special type of diffusion when water is absorbed by living cells.

c. Most of the water flow in the roots occurs via the symplast.

Solution:

(a) Cells shrink in a hypertonic solution and swell in hypotonic solutions.

(b) Imbibition is a special type of diffusion when water is absorbed by dead or living cells.

(c) Most of the water flow in roots occurs via the apoplast pathway.

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