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Vessel element



One of the cell types of tracheary elements of xylem, generally regarded as the building block of vessels, and the major water-conducting tissue in plants.


The vessel element is one of the two cell types of tracheary elements, the other is the tracheid.

See also: tracheid, wood vessel, xylem

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Re: water movement in xylem

... and transports the sugar throughout the plant body . The tracheids, vessel elements, and sieve-cells are all lines with pits and have perforations and open discs for ...

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by Ariamezzo
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: water movement in xylem
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