Tall trees and sugar transport

December 8, 2017

Jessica Savage

Tall trees and sugar transport

New research in Nature Plants by Jessica SavageJuan 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 »