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Descriptor English: Xylem
Descriptor Spanish: Xilema
Descriptor Portuguese: Xilema
Descriptor French: Xylème
Entry term(s): Xylems
Tree number(s): A18.450.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052584
Scope note: Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2007
History Note: 2007
DeCS ID: 52091
Unique ID: D052584
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Date Established: 2007/01/01
Date of Entry: 2006/07/05
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Xylem - Preferred
Concept UI M0487910
Scope note Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.
Preferred term Xylem
Entry term(s) Xylems



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