Vascular tissues are considered a distinctive feature responsible for the survival of plants in terrestrial habitats. Why? [3 MARKS]
Justify in 30 - 40 words : 3 Marks
Vascular tissues transport water and minerals throughout the plant. Because of this adaptation, water absorbed by roots, is able to reach to different parts of the plant. Thus, water balance is maintained properly inside plant body. Similarly, food prepared in leaves by photosynthesis is transported to all parts of the plants. Vascular tissues also provide structural support to the plant. Vascular tissues form a sort of skeleton and provide support to root, stem, and leaves. It also enables the plant to grow upright and become taller.