Answer :

Xylem is the component which is responsible for transportation of water. Xylem consists of Tracheids and Vessels which help higher plants to transport water.

Phloem is the component which is responsible for transportation of food to different parts of plants. It consists of Sieve tubes, companion cells, sieve tubes.

Since, in the given options vessel is the only option which is a component of xylem tissue which transports water and all other options given are components of phloem which are responsible for transportation of food.

Therefore, (C) Vessel is the correct answer.

Following picture depicts part of xylem and phloem and functions of xylem and phloem:


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