Does phloem provides support to plant?

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Does phloem provides support to plant?

Post by sharonho1215 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:53 am

Textbooks keep saying only xylem provides support to plants as it has lignified cell wall. But how about phloem? Phloem is also a tube but with nothing to support it I guess it will collapse too. Is there anything supporting phloem and does it contribute to the support to plants? Also, do phloem provides turgidity to plants for support too?

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