The xylem contains tracheids and vessels while the phloem has sieve tubes which helps to facilitate water and nutrient transport in the plants.
What components of the xylem and phloem facilitate transport of water, nutrients and sugars?
How are water and minerals transported from the soil to the xylem?
What role does the Casparian strip play in transport of water and minerals into the xylem? How does it affect the pathway of transport?