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How are the minerals absorbed by the plants?
Answer

Absorption of minerals : The minerals are absorbed by the plants in two ways.

1. Passive absorption through the apoplast pathway - The movement of ions generally take place through the ion channels that is the transmembrane protein that function as selective pores. It does not require energy. 

2. Active absorption through the symplast pathway - It requires the expenditure of energy. The ions are slowly into  the inner space.