How does the functions of xylem and phloem relate to photosynthesis?

Water is pulled in through the roots and as water is evaporated and used to aid in photosynthesis, more water is drawn up through the xylem tubes like a straw.
Does the cell have any specialized structures not seen in other cells?
How does the cells size and shape relate to its function?

What role do phloem and xylem play in photosynthesis?

Photoassimilate, mainly in the form of sucrose, is loaded into phloem of photosynthetically active leaves for long distance transport to nonphotosynthetic sink tissues. Figure 5.4 shows that assimilate transport occurs in phloem but not xylem. Key characteristics of phloem transport along with its chemical composition and regulation are described below.


How do the xylem and phloem relate to photosynthesis

How does the functions of xylem and phloem relate to photosynthesis

Micrographs of transverse sections through phloem tissue. (a) A collateral vascular bundle in the petiole of has internal (iP) and external phloem (eP) on either side of the xylem (X) enclosed by several phloem fibre layers with dark appearing cell walls. (b) Sieve elements (se) are linked by a sieve plate (arrow) and intimately associated with companion cells (cc). (c) The abaxial phloem of a seventh order minor vein in a potato leaf is composed of two sieve elements, associated companion cells (cc) and two phloem parenchyma cells (pp), all surrounded by the bundle sheath. (d) A glancing section through a sieve plate in a developing cotyledon of castor bean shows large sieve pores (arrows), sieve‐element plastids (p), one mitochondrion (m) and filamentous P protein. (e) Pore–plasmodesma contacts symplasmically join a sieve element (containing tubular P protein; arrow) and its companion cell in a potato leaf. Note that the sieve element plasma membrane is covered by smooth ER cisternae (er).


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Photoassimilate, mainly in the form of sucrose, is loaded into phloem of photosynthetically active leaves for long distance transport to nonphotosynthetic sink tissues. Figure 5.4 shows that assimilate transport occurs in phloem but not xylem. Key characteristics of phloem transport along with its chemical composition and regulation are described below.

Oxygen is produced as a by-product of photosynthesis…

Ex: plants, animals, insects, etc.
Abiotic Factors
Biotic Factors
Sun, dirt, and water
Plants
Sun
Animals and plants
Gravity
Plants
Sun
Plants
Water
Plants
Dirt, water, and sun
Seeds
Water
Plants
Photosynthesis
Food Web
Geotropsim
Phototropism
Turgor Pressure
Germination
Xylem/Phloem
Geotropism is how plants grow with the force of gravity.
The upward growth of a plant is a negative geotropism and the downward growth of roots are positive geotropsim.