Xylem and Phloem

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Xylem and Phloem

Both make up vascular tissue

Xylem

  • Transports water and minerals 
  • Only from root to leaves
  • Dead vessels impregnated with lignin for support
  • Have pits to let water flow from one xylem vessel to another incase of collapsing

Phloem

  • Transports sugars
  • Can go either from leaves to roots or other way around
  • Consists of companion cell and sieve tube element
  • Companion cell - contains all the organelles…

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