• Xylem: cells making up xylem are dead upon full maturity → allowing for more capacity in transporting water
• Phloem: cells making up phloem are alive upon full maturity → phloem cells uses ATP to transport sugars
At functional maturity, cells that make up xylem are living and cells that make phloem are dead.
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