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Secondary xylem

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noun

The xylem formed as a result of secondary growth from vascular cambium.


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Secondary xylem is absent in non-woody plants and is present in trees and shrubs. Its cell walls are thickened by deposition of lignin, thereby, rendering mechanical support to such plants. Secondary xylem consists of large sized tracheids and vessels.


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Question on Xylem and Phloem; primary and secondary

... my question. "What is the difference in the formation of primary xylem and phloem versus secondary xylem and phloem?" What I put/am thinking, is that primary x&p is formed ...

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by naturalgoats
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
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Transport In Plants

The first answer to the question: Both xylem and phloem are vascular tissues found in a plant. Xylem is a tubular structure ... also (ALFIERI, F. J., and R. F. EVERT. 1968. Seasonal development of the secondary phloem in Pinus. Am. J. Bot. 55, 518-528.) It consists of sieve cells , ...

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by kika
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 am
 
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Topic: Transport In Plants
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Secondary walls in tracheary elements

I hope somebody can help me out here. I understand that secondary walls are laid in xylem tissue in one of the following ways: annular thickenings, helical thickenings, scariform thickenings, ...

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by botanygirl
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:50 pm
 
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Topic: Secondary walls in tracheary elements
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need an answer

... several cell layers deep. Whereas the vascular cambium produces both secondary xylem(sapwood/heartwood) and secondary phloem(inner bark). Hope this helps :)

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by botanygirl
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:47 pm
 
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Topic: need an answer
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