Modified Root of a Plant

Modified Root of a Plant

A well known example of a plant with a modified root is a carrot. Carrots have larger than normal taproots that are able to store food as carbohydrates, like starch. Other examples of modified roots are in turnips and potatoes. Many types of modified roots exist, for example, bulbs and aerials are just two of many. Each of these has their own characteristics. The bulb store lots of nutrients while aerial roots grow above ground. The picture shows the modified root of a carrot.


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