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trumpet cell

trumpet cell An elongated cell, large numbers of which are joined end to end to transport photosynthate (sugar) through the bodies of brown algae. The end walls are perforated with holes forming a sieve, analogous to the arrangement of sieve elements in phloem. However, trumpet cells and sieve elements are not homologous structures, but an example of convergent evolution.

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