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Unformatted text preview: Sclereids Cells of variable shape to provide support; cannot stretch or elongate Fibers Structural support Xylem Tracheids Conduct water and dissolved minerals Vessel elements Conduct water and dissolved minerals Fibers Provide support Parenchyma Perform storage functions; able to differentiate into new types of cells Phloem Sieve tube members Transport organic nutrients (ex: sugars from photosynthesis by leaves); all connected by sieve plates Companion cells Between sieve tube elements; connect organic cells together Fiber Structural support Parenchyma Support, storage, secretion From Lab Manual -> Lab #9 pg. 12...
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- Spring '08
- Plants, phloem, Plant anatomy, specialized epidermal cells, TYPE Epidermal cells