Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 36 - 36.5 - Concept Check - Page 799: 4


This spiral slash acts as a partial girdle, slowing transport of sugars out of the canopy of leaves to the roots. This allows more time for the fruit to obtain sugars from the phloem, making them sweeter.

Work Step by Step

Review the concept of girdling and see that this spiral slash will act as a partial girdle. See the text for information on what girdling does for the location of sugars.
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