Biology

A pupil accidentally “watered” a potted plant with concentrated salt solution after sometime the plant…

A pupil accidentally “watered” a potted plant with concentrated salt solution after sometime the plant began to wilt.

The wilting of the plant is due to the fact that

  • A.
    the root hair die off and can no longer absorb water
  • B.
    the salt solution causes faster rate of transpiration leading to the death of the plant cell
  • C.
    the salt solution has caused water lost from the plant cell leading to loss of turgor
  • D.
    the plant tissue has been poisoned by the salt which is absorbed by the plant
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation