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How Nutrients are Transported in Plants

Monday, February 16th, 2015

At least 90% of the food we eat has at some stage been transported through the Phloem of the plants and trees around us.

Phloem: In vascular plants, phloem is the living tissue that carries organic nutrients.

To prove a decades-old hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants, a biologist set up shop 40 feet high in a red oak tree.

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