Water Lost

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Evolutionary History Of Plants - Evolution of Morphology - Xylem
... this comes at a price while stomata are open to allow CO2 to enter, water can evaporate ... Water is lost much faster than CO2 is absorbed, so plants need to replace it, and have developed systems to transport water from the moist soil to the site of photosynthesis ... Early plants sucked water between the walls of their cells, then evolved the ability to control water loss (and CO2 acquisition) through the use of a waterproof cuticle perforated by stomata ...
Xylem - Evolution
... In vessels, water travels by bulk flow, as in a pipe, rather than by diffusion through cell membranes ... states that vessel elements originated in a precursor to the angiosperms and were subsequently lost ... comes at a price while stomata are open to allow CO2 to enter, water can evaporate ...

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