Differentiate between the apoplast and symplast pathways of movement of water in plants

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Difference between apoplast and symplast pathway of movement of water

Apoplast Pathway :
It is the system of adjacent cell walls that is continuous throughout the plant except casparian strips of the endodermis of the roots.
Water moves through the intercellular spaces and the walls of cells.
Movement does not involve crossing the cell membrane.

Symplast Pathway :
It is the system of interconnected protoplast.
Water travels through the cytoplasm of cells and intercellular movement is through plasmodesmata.
Water has to mow in cells through the cell membrane.