Of the following mechanisms in desert plants which would be the least effective in resisting drought:
Dying back of root hairs during a dry season
Expansion of total leaf surface area
Ability to store large amounts of water
Shedding leaves during the dry season
Thick walled seeds
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When answering this question think of the consequences of each of these adaptations, and also try to think of desert plants that you may know of already, especially the cactus, a plant that is very well adapted to living in dry climates.
- If the plant cuts down on its root hairs, this ...
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