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How is food transported in plants? How is food transported in plants?

How is food transported in plants?
How is food transported in plants?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5875 Points
2 months ago
Dear Student

The transport of food in plants is called translocation. It takes place with the help of a conducting tissue called phloem. Phloem transports glucose, amino acids and other substances from leaves to root, shoot, fruits and seeds. Sieve tube and companion cells help in transporting the food in upward and downward directions. Sucrose like materials are transported using energy from ATP and osmotic pressure, which is caused due to water. This pressure moves the material in the phloem to tissues which have less pressure. This pressure helps in the movement of material in plants.

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