Tall trees and sugar transport

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
December 8, 2017

Tall trees and sugar transport

Jessica Savage

New research in Nature Plants by Jessica Savage, Juan Losada, and Missy Holbrook finally answers the long standing question of how trees maintain efficient sugar transport as they grow taller. They found that the phloem structure, the vascular tissue that transports carbohydrates, changes with increasing height. abstract» Harvard Gazette »

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