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Are there any tissue elements of phloem which are comparable to those of xylem ? Explain.

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(a) The sieve elements of phloem is comparable to the vessel of the xylem because both lack nucleus. 

(b) Phloem fibre is similar to the xylem fibre because both provide tensile strength to the tissue. 

(c) Phloem parenchyma and xylem parenchyma is the living components of phloem and xylem respectively.

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