sieve tube

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tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae

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In the Type II wedge, the young wood consists only of radial rows of cells (xylem vessels, much fibres and little or no parenchyma) while the bast consists of sieve tube elements, some fibres and parenchyma (Fig.
It appears that branching and dropping of vascular bundles along the rachis was accompanied by a reduction in total vascular size as well as cross-sectional surface area of xylem elements and sieve tubes in the bundle at successive internodes.
In the beans, the needle-shaped protein complexes are situated in so-called sieve tubes, where they control the plant's flow of sugar-bearing fluid.