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What is the role of the xylem in the transport system of plants?

1. Carries glucose from the leaves to all parts of the plant
2. Carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots,up the stem and to the leaves

This question is part of Science Form 3 Chapter 1 & 2-Pop Quiz
Asked by Wny, Last updated: Feb 20, 2020

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered May 01, 2019

The correct answer is option 1.
The role of xylem in the transport system of plants is to carry water and dissolved minerals from the roots, up the stem and leaves.

Xylem is one of the transport system of plants, the other being phloem.

The role of phloem, the other transport system in plant is to carry glucose and other nutrients such as amino acids from the leaves to all other parts of the plants where it is used and store for future use. The movement in phloem is bidirectional but the reverse is the case in xylem.
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered May 25, 2017

Carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots,up the stem and to the leaves
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 04, 2017

Carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots,up the stem and to the leaves
 

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