Is movement of water in a root indirectly an active process?Watch
In my book it says "movement of water in a root is an active process." In some aspects I agree with it, but the only explanation is its indirect active transport because the endodermis uses active transport to get minerals into the xylem and its because of that the water potential is lowered that water comes in. So is my book right in saying its an active process or is it more accurate to say its an indirect active process??
The actual mechanism of movement of water if via osmosis, but one of the reasons that plants actively transport so many ions is to increase their uptake of water, so in a way it is indirect active transport. I guess it depends on how detailed the question is(if it's more detailed you can give an explanation), but I don't think you will drop marks on the distinction between active transport and indirect active transport.