Percent of solutes that is sugars

Range 80 to 90 %
Organism Plants
Reference Kaare H. Jensen & Maciej A. Zwieniecki, Physical Limits to Leaf Size in Tall Trees, Physical review letters, PRL 110, 018104 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.018104 p.2 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID23383844
Primary Source J. Pate, in Transport and Transfer Processes in Plants, edited by I. F. Wardlaw and J. B. Passioura (Academic Press, New York, 1976), pp. 253–281.
Comments "Sugar transport in plants takes place in the phloem vascular system...The total solute concentration is 25% wt/wt, and sugars, of which sucrose is the most abundant type, constitute 80–90% of this (primary source)"
Entered by Uri M
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