transfer cells defined in 1951 yeartransfer cells - transfer cells;
transfer cells - Plant cells characterized by irregular wall ingrowth and unusually high surface to volume protoplast ratios. Mitochondria numerous and endoplasmic reticulum conspicuous. Present in various locations in most major plant groups, e.g. gland cells of insectivorous plants; absorbing cells of dodder haustoria; minor veins of leaves, linking xylem vessels and phloem sieve tubes. Believed to be a specialization for intensive short distance transport of solutes as distinct from long distance conduction in vessels and sieve tubes.
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