CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Root hairs. Light micrograph of a young root of beetroot Beta vulgaris, seen at right. Numerous tiny, water-absorbing root hairs project from the main root. Root hairs form an intimate contact with the soil particles, and enormously increase the root's absorbing surface area. Magnification: unknown.
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