Phloem and Xylem

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The differences between phloem and xylem vessels

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XYLEM VESSELS- provides support - made up of dead cells - They have a thick, strengthened cellulose cell wall with a hollow lumen-involved in the movement of water through a plant from its roots to its leaveswater... Is absorbed from the soil through root hair cells Is transported through the xylem vessels up the stem to the leaves Evaporates from the leaves (transpiration)

PHLOEM VESSELS- involved in translocation (movement of food substances from the stems to growing tissues and storage tissues)-transports nutrients-made in leaves by photosynthesis (e.g. sucrose/ sugar)- consist of living cells

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