Xylem and Phloem

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  • Xylem and Phloem
    • Xylem
      • Transport system of the plant that moves water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the plant
        • This movement from the roots through the xylem and out the leaves is called the transpiration stream
      • Held in the stem of the plant
      • Made of dead cells end to end
      • A one way system
    • Phloem
      • Transport system for food (mainly dissolved sugars) made in the leaves to the rest of the plant for immediate use or for storage
        • This process is called translocation
      • Held in the stem of the plant
      • Transported substances can travel in both directions
      • Made of living cells with small pores to allow cell sap through

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