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After water has moved through the endodermis through the Casparian Strip, water continues to move down the water potential gradient into the xylem vessels through the pits, is movement through the pits apoplastic or symplastic? At first, I thought it was symplastic because pits were formed from plasmodesmata, however, I felt that it was apoplastic because pits are basically hollow, so movement through it doesn’t involve living contents. Please help to clarify, thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey, welcome to the site! The human biology tag you used doesn't seem to make sense... This appears to be about plant biology. It would be better to edit the tags to reflect the content of the question. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – rotaredom Apr 22 at 12:41

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