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Types of Roots

by Shakti Joshi

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Types of Roots
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Class 3
Root is the part of plant that grows under the soil and keeps the plant fixed in soil.
Roots are of two types - Tap root and Fibrous roots
Tap Roots
This type of root has one main root from which many smaller side roots grow.
Tap Roots go deep into the soil to absorb water and minerals
Some tap roots we eat are- carrot, radish, turnip, beet root etc
Fibrous Root
This type of root has a number of roots arising from the base of stem and spreads within the soil
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