BioCoach Activity

Concept 6: Vascular Tissues

Vascular tissue is composed of xylem and phloem, which function in the transport of water and dissolved substances.

Use the information in the table to help answer the questions below it.

Vascular Tissue Xylem Tissue Phloem Tissue
Function
  • Conduct water and dissolved minerals
  • Support
  • Conduct food and other organic substances
Cell Types Unique to This Tissue Tracheids Vessel members
Companion cells
Sieve-tube elements
Additional Cell Types in This Tissue Parenchyma cells
Fibers
Parenchyma cells
Fibers

1. Which tissue is most likely to transport dissolved sugar?

2. What tissue transports water through dead cells?

3. Companion cells are unique to which tissue?

4. Vessel members are unique to which tissue?