Differences between Top Root and Adventurous or Fibrous Root
Tap Roots Develop from the radicle only. But Adventitious Roots Develop from any part of the body.
|Tap Roots||Adventitious Roots|
|1||Develop from the radicle only.||Develop from any part of the body.|
|2||Continue to grow producing lateral roots in acropetalous succession.||Radicle is replaced by a turft of fibrous roots at the base. No main root and hence no lateral roots are produced.|
|3||A single main root present in a plant.||Many roots may develop from nodes and leaves.|
|4||These are deep feeders and therefore move deep inside the soil.||These are surface feeders and therefore spread in the surface of the soil or just below the soil surface.|
|5||The primary root persist throughout life. Examples . mango, pine, Eucalyptus etc.||Primary root is replaced early in life. Examples – rice, grass, bamboo, sweet potato (roots develop from nodes), Bryophyllum (leaf roots).|