Biology 110

Transport - Structure and function

Why is transport needed? What is transported in plants, from where to where and why?

Two parallel transport systems:

Structure of stems: location and function of three tissues - dermal, ground, and vascular

Transport cells - structure

Transport in phloem:

Transport in the xylem: How does water get to the leaves at the top of a 100 meter tall tree?

Sample questions from past exams:

Define and explain the contribution of the following plant attributes to life on land: vascular system

Contrast transport in the xylem and phloem in terms of what is transported, the direction of transport and the cells and mechanisms involved.

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