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Dona Dey from D.A.V. PUBLIC SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 7/11/10

what is difference between xylem and phloem?

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C. Muthu Kumari , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 8/11/10

Hi Dona,

Both xylem and phloem are types of vascular tissue that help in the transportation of substances in plants. The vascular tissue that transports water and minerals in plants is known as the xylem. It forms a network of channels that connects the root to the stem and the leaves of the plant. Phloem transports food prepared in the leaves to the other parts of the plant.

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Karishma Pawar From Atomic Energy Central School No 2, added an answer, on 28/11/10
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xylem absorbs water and minerals.xylem transports water and minerals in only upwards direction. Phloem transports food from leaves to all the parts of the plants, it goes in both in up and down direction.

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Aditi Kim Karolil From Navrachana , added an answer, on 1/3/11
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xylem

  • this tissue helps to carry water and dissolved minerals to the various parts of the plant
  • it is in the center of the stem and is surrounded by the phloem
  • it supports only one-way movement tthat is upwards
  • this tissue helps in transpiration

phloem

  • this tissue helps to carry prepared food from the leaf to the various parts of the plant
  • it is present on the sides inside the stem and surrounds the xylem
  • it allows two-way movement that is both upwards and downwards
  • this supports the process of translocation
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Sanjanaa Vijay From Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 4/12/10
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  The vascular tissue that transports water and minerals in plants is known as the   xylem Phloem   transports food prepared in the leaves to the other parts of the plant.

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Suhani Agarwal From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 6/10/11
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1]xylem conducts water and minerals while thr pholem conducts food

 

2]xylem consists of dead cells whereas the phloem consists of living cells

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Sejal Prasad From Laxman Public School, added an answer, on 2/3/11
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  Hi Dona,

Both xylem and phloem are types of vascular tissue that help in the transportation of substances in plants. The vascular tissue that transports water and minerals in plants is known as the xylem. It forms a network of channels that connects the root to the stem and the leaves of the plant. Phloem transports food prepared in the leaves to the other parts of the plant.

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Nikhil Saji From Carmel School, added an answer, on 7/12/10
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xylem transports water that is absorbed by the roots and transports it to all parts of the plant.In the same way phloem transports food that is prepared by the leaves during photosynthesis and transport it to all parts of the plant.

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Akanksha Dhote From Aditya Birla Public School, added an answer, on 28/2/11
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A xylem transports water and minerals to parts of plant.

And a pholem transports food prepared by the leavesto other parts of the plants.

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Ravisha Jain From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 21/11/10
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Sorryma 'am,   I didnt understand you.

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Nayana . H.n Shree From Dona Leonor Memorial High School, added an answer, on 28/11/10
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thankyou

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Shubhi Goel From Mithibai College, added an answer, on 28/9/11
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I WAS GOING TO ASK THE SAME QUESTION

THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU !!

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