(a) How does control and coordination take place in plants? How does it differ from that in animals?(b) Name five stimuli which act on plants. Name the type of tropism produced by each one of these  stimuli.(c) Define hydrotropism. Give one example of hydrotropism. State whether this example is of positive hydrotropism or negative hydrotropism. Illustrate your answer with the help of labelled diagram.

(a) Control and coordination occur in plants with the help of hormones. It differs from animals because animals have a nervous system while the plant hasn't. 

(b) The five types of stimuli and the tropisms produced by each of them are:

1. Light - produces phototropism.

2. Water - produces hydrotropism.

3. Gravity - produces geotropism.

4. Touch - produces thigmotropism.

5. Chemicals - produce chemotropism.

(c) The growth or movement of plant parts in response to water is known as hydrotropism. An example of hydrotropism is the movement of plant roots towards the water. It is a positive hydrotropism because the roots move towards the stimulus (water).


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Updated on: 24-Mar-2023


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