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vascular bundle

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

n
(Botany) a longitudinal strand of vascular tissue in the stems and leaves of higher plants
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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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The likely homoplastic occurrence of epidermal silica bodies across commelinids indicates that bundle-sheath silica is the plesiomorphic condition.
For [C.sub.4] species, [Delta] is further affected by initial fixation of [CO.sub.2] ([b.sub.4]) by the enzyme phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), and "leakiness" ([Phi]) of [CO.sub.2] from bundle-sheath chloroplast cells.
bundle-sheath sclerenchyma, although there are exceptions to this.