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The phloem parenchyma is sometimes used for…

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The phloem parenchyma is sometimes used for

A. food storage

B. supporting the stem

C. production of the sieve tube

D. transporting water




The phloem parenchyma has two main functions, to store food and to also transport food.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is the right answer. phloem parenchyma stores food.
  2. B is incorrect. no, not to support the stem.
  3. C is incorrect. companion cells take the responsibility of production of sieve tubes.
  4. D is incorrect. xylem (not phloem) parenchyma is responsible for transporting water.


You may please note this/these:

  • Phloem parenchyma stores and transports food.
  • Xylem parenchyma deals with water and not food.

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/ culled from 2019 JAMB-UTME biology past question 17 /

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