Q. 5. How is food transported in plants?
The transportation of food material in plants take place through the phloem tissue. This transportation of food material in plants require energy which is obtained by using ATP. This release of energy causes a difference rise in the the osmotic pressure in the tissues sorrounding the phloem and causes water to move in the phloem tissue through osmosis.
This further increases the osmotic pressure in the phloem and drives the circulation of water containing food material to all parts of the plant through the phloem tissue.