Sucrose in phloem transport
john_hewitson at breathe.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 12:43:21 EST 2001
Is there a good reason why plants transport sugars as SUCROSE in phloem?
What properties of sucrose make it most suitable as a substance for
transport of sugar/energy?
Why would glucose or maltose not be suitable?
I have this belief that natural selection usually comes up with the most
efficient solution to the problem.
Dr. John Hewitson
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Cambridge CB2 2PH UK
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