Xylem Tissue

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Function of Xylem
Transport water and mineral ions from root to leaves
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Vessels
Main conducting cell
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Tracheids
Conducting cell - not as well adapted
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Fibres
No role in water uptake - provides support
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Parenchyma
Acts as a packing tissue
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Vessels and tracheids form system of tubes through water is transported
Walls thickened with lignin and so are impermeable to water and solutes
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Lignin provides mechanical strength and support
Tracheids are elongated with tapering ends
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Main conducting cell

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Vessels

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Conducting cell - not as well adapted

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Card 4

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No role in water uptake - provides support

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Card 5

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Acts as a packing tissue

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