Definition of Sieve tube

1. Noun. Tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae.

Generic synonyms: Vascular Tissue
Group relationships: Bast, Phloem



Medical Definition of Sieve tube

1. The structure within the phloem of higher plants that is responsible for transporting organic material (sucrose, raffinose, amino acids, etc.) from the photosynthetic tissues (e.g. Leaves) to other parts of the plant. Made up of a column of cells (sieve elements) connected by sieve plates. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sieve Tube

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Literary usage of Sieve tube

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"will sometimes produce from two to four sieve-tube-cells by transverse division, and production of sieve-plates on the transverse walls. ..."

2. Handbook of Practical Botany: For the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"Besides the axial sac, the sieve-tube shows, with very careful examination, a thin lining layer of protoplasm, extremely thin, and adhering in most places ..."

3. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"This accumulation of contents can be observed either on both or only at the upper end of the sieve-tube. Besides the axial sac, the sieve-tube shows, ..."

4. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1910)
"1 neir walls remain in d are pitted; b, ph\oem parenchyma sieve tube, and b, phloem parenchyma; B, c, companion cells, and d, a beginning sieve tube from c ..."

5. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1916)
"A, a and 6, two rows of procambial cells; in c and d, a has divided longitudinally and^c is to become companion cells; rf,"a sieve tube, and b, ..."

6. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1907)
"A, a and b, two rows of procambial cells; in c and d, a has divided longitudinally and c is to become companion cells; d, a sieve tube, and b, ..."

7. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Sieve-tube, an articulated tube whose contiguous elements communicate by means of open ... The sieve- tube is the characteristic element of the phloem. ..."

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