Q- Describe various components of phloem. Give their functions.
Answer- Phloem tissue is the part of vascular bundle. The phloem tissue is mainly responsible for transporting food and nutrients to all other parts of the plant. The phloem tissue is mainly consisted of four parts. These are as follows:
1. Sieve tube cells
2. Companion cells
3. Phloem parenchyma
4. Phloem fibre
The sieve tube cell and companion cells are responsible for long range conduction of food and nutrients.
The phloem parenchyma helps in storing material or works as storage.
The phloem fibre is responsible for providing mechanical support to the plant and tree.
Easy way to draw labelled diagram of Phloem tissue: