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What is the similarity between a red blood cell and a root hair cell?

What is the similarity between a red blood cell and a root hair cell?

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A. Both function in the transport of oxygen.
B. They contain a nucleus.
C. Both cells have a high surface area to volume ratio.
D. Part of the cell forms a long and narrow protrusion.

This question is part of Sec 1 Biology E-learning

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J.Spencer

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J.Spencer, Knowledge enthusiast, Tokyo

Answered on Jun 27, 2018

The correct answer is C.Both cells have a high surface area to volume ratio.

B could also have been a correct answer but RBC's lose their nucleus before going into the bloodstream. C is the answer because the job of both red blood cells and root hair cells is absorption. Red blood cells absorb oxygen through pulmonary veins and their capillaries in the lungs. Root hair cells, on the other hand, absorb water from the soil and transport them to adjoining cells for photosynthesis purposes.

Since both's function involves transportation of essential substances, evolution has maximized their usage potential. They have a large surface area for maximum absorption of nutrients and hence this ratio is high.

John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Oct 21, 2017

Both function in the transport of oxygen. I vote A

John Smith

John Smith

Answered on May 01, 2017

Both cells have a high surface area to volume ratio.

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