The xylem pathway



For transport over relatively short distances the cell to cell pathway is adequate but, in higher plants in particular, long-distance transport of water and dissolved solutes is through the specialized conduits of the xylem and of the phloem (see p. 40).


Secondary Wall Tracheary Element Vessel Element Sieve Element Salt Gland 
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  1. Baker, D.A. and Hall, J.L. (1975), Ion Transport in Plant Cells and Tissues, North Holland Publishing Co. Amsterdam. A comprehensive, advanced multi-author text on all aspects of ion transport in plants.Google Scholar
  2. Lüttge, U. and Pitman, M.G. (eds) (1976) Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology. N.S. Volume 2B. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. An excellent multi-author treatise on ion transport at the tissue, organ and whole plant level.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reader in Plant PhysiologyUniversity of SussexUK

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