Chapter 30.2. How do Roots Absorb Water and Mineral Ions. AP Biology Spring 2011. Specialized Absorptive Structures. Root hairs: extensions of the root epidermal cells that constantly form just behind the root top Greatly increase the absorptive surface. Specialized Absorptive Structures.
How do Roots Absorb Water and Mineral Ions
EX = exodermis
EP = epidermis
X = xylem
Arrows = Casparian strip