Xylem: Differentiation, Water Transport and Ecology
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Sachs, T. 2001. Xylem: Differentiation, Water Transport and Ecology. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The xylem carries water from the roots to the leaves; it is also the major supporting tissue in large plants. Three major areas of current research are concerned with additional mechanisms for the ascent of water; patterning at the plant, tissue and cell levels and its molecular basis; and the ecological significance of xylem diversity.
- cohesion of water;
- comparative structure;
- ecological adaptations;
- pattern formation;
- plant hormones;