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Fibre

RELATED WORDS

  • Tap root
  • Diffuse root system
  • Fasciculate root system
  • Radical

Definition of Fibrous root system

Joints that are connected by denseirregular fibrous connective tissue, usually collagen

More About Fibrous root system

  • The fibrous roots are thin, of more or less similar size, width and more in number
  • The fibrous root system is also known as Diffuse root system or fasciculate root system
  • The first root that germinates from the seed is known as radical
  • This radical normally develops into main root or tap root, but the in the fibrous roots, the radical is short lived and dies
  • The fibrous roots spread horizontally, however a few also develop vertically for the deep anchorage, helps in proper absorption of water and minerals
  • They help in preventing soil erosion also
  • Fibrous root system in generally observed in ferns and Monocotyledon plants like Grasses, Barley and wheat

Questions based of Fibrous root system:

1) Which type of roots is found in the grass?

    a) Tap root
    b) Lateral root
    c) Fibrous roots
    d) Modified roots

Solution: (c) Fibrous roots are found in the grass

2) Which among the following is an example of fibrous root?

    a) Gram
    b) Mustard
    c) Carrot
    d) Maize

Solution: (d) Maize plant have fibrous roots.

3) Fibrous root system is also known as diffuse root system

    a) True
    b) False

Solution: (a) Fibrous root system is also known as diffuse root system or fasciculate root system