Active vs Passive Water Absorption
(Difference between Active and Passive Absorption of Water in Plants)
Plants absorb water along with minerals from the soil through root by a process called ‘absorption of water’. Based on the involvement of metabolic energy, the water absorption process in plants may be of two types – (1) Active absorption and (2) Passive absorption.
Active absorption: It is the absorption of water, usually against the concentration gradient, by the utilization of metabolic energy (energy from ATP).
Passive absorption: Absorption of water without the utilization of metabolic energy.
The present post discusses the Difference between Active and Passive water absorption process in plants with a comparison table.