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Why is a carrot an example of a taproot system?





A. It has one large root and many smaller sized and many smaller-sized branched roots
B. It has many equally sized branched roots
C. It has no roots
D. The carrot itself does not grow in the ground

This question is part of THHS Bio- Photosynthesis
Asked by Soberlander, Last updated: Oct 15, 2018

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M. Krasinski

M. KrasinskiContent Writer, Columbus
Content Writer, Columbus

Answered on Dec 26, 2018

A carrot is an example of a taproot system because a taproot has a single straight, vertical root that grows very deeply and smaller, horizontal roots grow off of this root. Therefore, the answer is A. Other taproot plants include parsley, turnips, and common milkweed.

Notice that all four of these examples are foods or could be used as food. That’s because some taproot systems are so well defined after all this time that they develop in large enough quantities to be eaten.

That said, the word “taproot” can also refer to a band called Taproot (which produces metal and alternative rock music) or the Taproot Foundation. The Taproot Foundation is a pro bono marketing, design, and other services foundation that encourages giving these services out.

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Mike John

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Mike JohnContent Explorer, MCA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Content Explorer, MCA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Answered on Oct 15, 2018

A carrot is an example of a taproot system because (A) it has one large root and many smaller-sized branched roots. The one large main or primary root grows straight down and deep. Some taproots, such as those of a mesquite plant, can have taproots that reach down to a depth of up to 150 feet.

This helps the plant locate water and also helps anchor it into the soil. Another example of a plant with a taproot is a dandelion. Their taproots make them difficult to pull out of the soil and they will often regrow if not all the roots are removed.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on May 10, 2017

It has one large root and many smaller sized and many smaller-sized branched roots
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