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Difference between Sieve Tubes and Sieve Cells- A Comparison Table


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Sieve Tubes vs Sieve Cells
(Similarities and Differences between Sieve Tubes and Sieve Cells)

Phloem is a permanent vascular tissue system associated with the conduction of food materials in plants. It is a complex tissue composed of more than one type of cells namely sieve elements, companion cells, phloem fibres and phloem parenchyma. Among these cells, the sieve elements are the most specialized cells in the phloem performing the conduction of food materials. There are two types of sieve elements are described among vascular plants based on structural complexity and evolutionary significance. They are (1) Sieve Cells and (2) Sieve Tubes. The present post describes the similarities and differences between sieve cells and sieve tubes as a comparison table.

Similarities between Sieve Cells and Sieve Tubes

Ø  Both sieve cells and sieve tubes components of phloem.

Ø  Both are the sieve elements (a category of phloem cells).

Ø  Both sieve cells and sieve tubes transport food materials.

Ø  Both are living cells.

Ø  Both cells have thin primary cell wall (secondary thickening absent).

Ø  Both contain dense granular protoplasm.

Ø  Nucleus is absent in both sieve cells and sieve tubes.

Ø  Both present in primary and secondary phloem.

Difference between Sieve Cells and Sieve Tubes

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Difference between Parenchyma and Collenchyma: A Comparison Table


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Parenchyma vs Collenchyma
(Similarities and Differences between Parenchyma and Collenchyma)

Parenchyma and Collenchyma are the Simple tissue System in Plants. The present post describes the similarities and differences between PARENCHYMA and COLLENCHYMA.

Similarities between Parenchyma and Collenchyma

Ø  Both parenchyma and collenchyma are simple permanent tissues in the plants.

Ø  Both are differentiated cells.

Ø  Both are living cells with primary cell wall.

Ø  Both cells possess cytoplasm and cell organelles including the nucleus.

Ø  Both are the components of ground tissue system in plants.

Ø  Both cells can do photosynthesis if chloroplasts are present in them.

Ø  Both can store food materials as starch grains.

Ø  Pits are absent in the cell wall of both parenchyma and collenchyma.

Ø  Plasmodesmatal connections between cells occur in both cells.

Differences between Parenchyma and Collenchyma

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Difference between Protophloem and Metaphloem: A Comparison Table


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Protophloem vs Metaphloem
Similarities and Difference between Protophloem and Metaphloem

Vascular bundles (fascicles) are the component of the stelar system in higher plants and their main function is the conduction of water, minerals and food materials. Typically, a vascular bundle composed of xylem and phloem arranged together as bundles. In a young stem, both in dicots and monocots, Phloem, the food conducting tissue of vascular bundles, are differentiated into PROTOPHLOEM and METAPHLOEM based on the structural and functional modifications of their elements. The present post describes the similarities and difference between Protophloem and Metaphloem in a primary vascular bundle of a young stem.

Similarities between Protophloem and Metaphloem

Ø  Both protophloem and metaphloem can conduct food materials.

Ø  Both are complex tissues, composed of many types of cells.

Ø  Both components contain living and dead cells.

Ø  Both are developed from the primary meristem, the pro-cambium.

Ø  Protophloem and metaphloem develop only in primary vascular bundles.

Difference between Protophloem and Metaphloem

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Difference between Vessels and Tracheids: A Comparison Table


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Vessels vs Tracheids
Similarities and Differences between Vessels and Tracheids

Vessels and tracheids are the components of xylem, the water and minerals conducting tissue in plants. Vessels and tracheids are jointly known as the tracheary elements of the xylem. Even though, both vessels and tracheids show functional similarities, they do possess some striking differences. The present post describes the similarities and differences between vessels and tracheids.

Similarities between Vessels and Tracheids

Ø  Both vessels and tracheids are the components of xylem.

Ø  Both are dead cells at maturity.

Ø  Both can transport water.

Ø  Both possess secondary lignified cell wall.

Ø  Both are present in primary and secondary xylem.

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Difference between Xylem and Phloem: A Comparison Table


Xylem and Phloem Notes

Xylem vs Phloem
Similarities and Differences between Xylem and Phloem

Xylem and Phloem are the components of the vascular tissue system in plants. In the young parts of the stem, the xylem and phloem are together organized as vascular bundles. Both xylem and phloem are complex tissues which composed of more than one types of cells.  The present post describes the similarities and differences between Xylem and Phloem.

Similarities between Xylem and Phloem

Ø  Both xylem and phloem are complex tissue composed of more than one type of cells.

Ø  Both are the components of vascular tissue system of plants.

Ø  Both contain living and dead cells.

Ø  Both contain parenchymatous cells.

Ø  Both contain fibres.

Ø  In primary vascular bundles both xylem and phloem are differentiated into proto- and meta- elements.

Ø  Both shows primary and secondary growth.

Ø  Both xylem and phloem are developed from the cambium.

Ø  Both the term ‘xylem’ and ‘phlolem’ are proposed for the first time by Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli

Difference between Xylem and Phloem

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