State the difference between transport of materials in xylem and phloem.OrExplain how water and minerals are transported in plants?

 The differences between the transport of materials in Xylem and Phloem are given below:

Transport of materials in Xylem Transport of materials in Phloem
i> Xylem tissues helps in the transport of water and minerals. i> Phloem tissues helps in the transport of food and minerals.
ii> Water is transported upwards from roots to aerial parts of the plant. ii> Food is transported in both upward and downward directions.
iii> Transport in xylem requires forces such as transpiration pull. iii> Transport of food in phloem requires energy in the form of ATP.



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Updated on: 27-Mar-2023


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