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Wound-Sieve Elements

  • Alexander Schulz


The survival of higher plants is highly dependent upon the phloem path linking assimilate sources and sinks. In an individual plant the elongation, capacity and function of this path have to be finely adjusted to internal and environmental conditions. This means, at the cellular level, that the initiation of new sieve elements, the timing of their differentiation and the start of their function are subject to the changing requirements of the surrounding tissue.


Companion Cell Sieve Tube Sieve Element Secondary Phloem Sieve Plate 
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