Please answer, Explain the different types of elements present in phloem.
Dear Student, Phloem consists of sieve tube element and parenchyma cells including companion cells, fibres and sclereids. Sieve tube contain pores through which sugars are transported in plants. Companion cells provide metabolic support to sieve tube cells and mechanical support is provided by fibres and sclereids. Hope it helps. Regards.
The different elements of phloem include sieve tubes, companion cells, and phloem parenchyma and phloem fibres.
- Sieve tubes: Transport sugars and nutrients up and down the plants in sieve cells.
- Companion cells: Controls the activity of sieve tube.
- Phloem parenchyma: Provides mechanical strength to the plant.
- Phloem fibres: Stores compound such as starch.