What are the functions of phloem?
Following are the functions of phloem:
(i) It is the chief tissue that conducts photosynthetically prepared food materials from the leaves to the storage organs and later from storage organs to the growing regions of the plant body.
(ii) Phloem fibres or bast fibres of some plants such as jute, hemp, and flax have commercial or economic value.
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