The Roots in Plants

 

In a number of invisible occurrences, any change by Angstrom may lead to a change of form millions of years later. This is particularly true if the change occurs continuously and is passed on to the young plants. The roots of plants undergo such a change too. Of course, again it is the phases of the living creature’s condition as a plant-to-be that serve as an example.

Verily inside the plant-to-be itself there has already existed some sort of life process, crude though it may be. The plant-to-be, for example, looks as simple as is illustrated below. Now, what possible explanation does one have to offer about the ways in which the roots develop?  With the plant-to-be in such a form and given the fact that the surface of the ground is unlikely to be level, the plant-to-be will touch the ground at only some points.

Consequently, when rain falls, those parts of the plant-to-be that touch the ground are burdened with the molecules of the rain water that drips into the earth through them. Added to this is the fact that the drips of rainwater, both the ones at the ground-touching tips and those from other parts inside the plant-to-be, like capillaries, attract each other. Eventually, the penetrating water that accumulates at the ground-touching points of the plant-to-be becomes an extra-burden and indirectly causes the plant-to-be to become bottom-heavy.

These ground-touching points are the ones that bear the burden the longest as they will invariably stay wet long after the rain has stopped. This incessant alternation of dryness and wetness in them further causes the ground-touching tips to alternately undergo expansion and contraction, and together with the downward pull of the weight of the water molecules resulting from the earth’s gravity,  causes those parts to stretch downwards.

 

This is the beginning of the growth of the roots of a group of multicellulars that will later develop into plants.

 

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