vascular bundle

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vascular bundle

n.
A strand of primary conductive plant tissue consisting chiefly of xylem and phloem. Also called fibrovascular bundle.

vascular bundle

n
(Botany) a longitudinal strand of vascular tissue in the stems and leaves of higher plants

vas′cular bun′dle


n.
any of the strands of the conducting channels in vascular plants composed of xylem and phloem in various structural arrangements.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.vascular bundle - a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloemvascular bundle - a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
nervure, vein - any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
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Malate is a carrier that transfers CO2 and NADPH from mesophyll cells (MC) to vascular bundle sheath cells (BSC) in C4 plant photosynthesis.
In contrast, phytoliths of some other commelinid monocots, such as palms and bananas, are primarily restricted to the vascular bundle sheath cells.
prostrata present Kranz-type leaf anatomy with prominent bundle sheath cells and a layer of radial mesophyll cells that surrounds the vascular bundles (Figure 4A).