Chapter 2: Tissues

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How many types of elements together make up the xylem tissue? Name them.

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Xylem consists of four types of cells: tracheid, vessels, xylem parenchyma, and xylem sclerenchyma. Tracheid, vessels, and xylem sclerenchyma are dead and are bounded by a thick lignified walls and provide mechanical strength to the plant body. Xylem is responsible for the transportation of water and minerals from roots to different parts of the plants.


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