xylem upper, phloem lower

Viewing 5 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #2090
      mith
      Participant

      Why is the xylem higher in the vascular bundle than the phloem? Are there any advantages?

    • #30494
      mothorc
      Participant

      do you mean xylem inner and phloem outer?
      I don’t know about xylem upper and phloem lower.

    • #30503
      mith
      Participant

      no i do mean upper and lower, as in leaf veins actually.

    • #30505
      ERS
      Participant

      Visualize the leaf as an extension of the main vascular cylinder. The xylem is to the inside, so as it branches out to the leaf, the xylem will be on top.

      Maybe a picture would help more. let me know.
      ERS

    • #30517
      MrMistery
      Participant

      here, dave. Maybe it is more clear like this. Sorry i have absolutely no talent. I got an A in 5th grade for figuring this out 8)


      Attachments:

    • #30523
      mith
      Participant

      ah makes sense, our bio teacher blubbed about how the xylem has to be on top for better support of the leaf because it hangs the leaf as opposed to pushing it up. I thought the difference of a few cell lengths was negligible.

Viewing 5 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.