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Plants and the Process of Photosynthesis - DR

This week we learned what the structure of a plant looks like and how photosynthesis is used to produce the health of the plant. Now as we all know, photosynthesis is the process by which a plant sustains its life. 520 more words

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers Drilling Wells & Lapping Sap

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers have returned and in between sending their Morse code messages, are drilling into over 1,000 species of woody plants to obtain sap.  At this time of year, sap wells are drilled into xylem tissues (transport water and nutrients from roots to branches) to feed on sap that is moving upward; after deciduous species leaf out, sap wells tap phloem tissues (transport sugars and other nutrients made in the leaves to other parts of the tree).  157 more words


Sugar: From Source to Sink

“What are the main sugar sources and sugar sinks in a plant? How is it possible for some organs to be both a source and a sink at different times? 424 more words

School Essays

Essay 10: On Sugar from Source to Sink through the Phloem

Sugar flows from source to sink in plants through a vital network of specialized tubes. There are sugar sources which also act as sinks, and sinks which act as sources. 329 more words


Phloem Pelican Cabinet: Variation on a Theme

Some of you might know the name of Phloem Studio, founded in 2009 by Benjamin Klebba in the USA. The website of Phloem posits its values like this: 177 more words

Danish Design

word: phloem


Definition: (noun) The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids. Synonyms: bast Usage: “Girdling” a tree, or cutting through its phloem tubes, results in the starvation of the roots and, ultimately, the death of the tree. Discuss.