What is cohesion and adhesion in sapwood?


What is cohesion and adhesion in sapwood?


Sapwood is one of the two wood layers found in trees. The wood layers are the inner two parts that make up the majority of a tree's trunk. They are located below the bark layers. Sapwood is a lighter-colored wood that aids in the transportation of water and minerals. The other layer, found at the center of a trunk, is the darker heartwood that does not transport water or minerals.

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In sapwood, which is made of xylem vascular tissue, cohesion and adhesion are two of the three properties of water that helps force water through the...

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Chapter 5 / Lesson 15

Explore the interior structures of plant tissue, particularly the phloem and the xylem. Discover how both structures help to transport water and nutrients in the plant and what differentiates phloem tissue from xylem tissue.

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