Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 35 - 35.4 - Concept Check - Page 773: 4


The tree would die slowly. This is because the girdling would remove phloem, which transports sugars. Without these, the roots would slowly starve.

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This question is asking you to see the different locations of water (xylem, fast death) and sugar (phloem, slow death) transport and what this means for the plant in terms of how quickly the transported material becomes critical if transport is cut off.
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