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