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Sieve tubes and companion cells are components of_______.


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Phloem:

  1. Phloem is referred to as vascular tissue.
  2. It helps plants in translocation.
  3. Translocation is referred to as the transportation of food and nutrients inside the plant body.
  4. Phloem has three main components, phloem fibers, sieve elements, and phloem parenchyma cells.
  5. Phloem fibers help in supporting the vascular system as well as the stem.
  6. Phloem parenchyma helps in the storage of food and nutrients and also helps in transportation.
  7. Sieve elements are formed by the Sieve tube and companion cells.
  8. These are associated with phloem parenchyma and transport mainly Sugar.

Final answer: Sieve tubes and companion cells are components of Phloem.


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