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What is the importance of active transport as a process for movement across membranes?
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To move substances against the concentration gradient.
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What is the importance of active transport as a process for movement across membranes?
To get ions or molecules from outside to inside and vice versa, from inside to outside of a membrane.

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To move substances against the concentration gradient.
Very good explanation in few words - nice!
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Very good explanation in few words - nice!
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Active transport is quite important for translocation in plants as sucrose (made from glucose) is actively transported both into and out from the phloem. Active transport also allows mineral ions to enter a root hair cell by going against the concentration gradient. As I mentioned before, sucrose would be actively transported out of the phloem and to root hair cells to be converted into glucose for respiration. The energy gained from respiration would then be used for actively transport as this is an 'active' process which requires lots of energy.
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Thank you
Erm...you are welcome... don't know why did you thank me, as my statement was not point to you.
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