differentiate between the xylem and phloem.

Asked by  | 22nd Aug, 2008, 08:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Xylem conducts water and minerals from roots to upper parts of the plant body whereas phloem transports the prepared food from leaves to other parts of the body.

Xylem consists mainly of dead elements whereas phloem consists of living tissue.

Xylem is made up of vessels, tracheids, xylem parenchyma and xylem fibres. Phloem is made up of sieve tubes, companion cells, phloem parenchyma and phloem fibres.

Answered by  | 22nd Aug, 2008, 10:22: PM

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