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by lansing
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Vascular Cambium Orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 6242

Thanks a lot this sounds like the answer. Just one final q, why wouldnt the xylem be able to support the plant from the outside? Because it would constantly be being pushed outwards into the outer bark and lost? The question i am trying to work out an answer for is: 'Explain why the reverse pattern ...
by lansing
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Vascular Cambium Orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 6242

ok, does anyone else have more detail or does this sound right?
Are you saying that the pressure on the inner side of the vascular cambium would kill teh phloem cells but this obviously wont bother the xylem?
by lansing
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Vascular Cambium Orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 6242

Vascular Cambium Orientation

I was just wondering why it is that the vascular cambium has evolved so that the phloem is produced external to it whilst the xylem is produced to the inside?

Would the alternate arangement not work as well?