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hani

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I am interested to know how algae like BBA physically attach them self to the plants? do they have roots?
 

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hani;51235 said:
I am interested to know how algae like BBA physically attach them self to the plants? do they have roots?

Hi Hani,

Many Alga and primitive plants use holdfasts to hold on to whatever structure is supporting them. :)

The holdfast is a root-like structure, a mass of rhizoids that grip the surface, the difference from roots is that it is not a major means of moisture/nutrient transport. :gw

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