It has been shown that it conducts water with considerable rapidity.
It conducts plastic substances inwards from the cortex, and its cells are frequently full of starch, which they store in winter.
In the most primitive condition the genital duct is single throughout its length and has a single external aperture; it is therefore said to be monaulic. The hermaphrodite aperture is on the right side near the opening of the pallial cavity, and a ciliated groove conducts the spermatozoa to the penis, which is situated more anteriorly.
The last-named lake has now been almost entirely dried up by the cutting of a channel, which conducts its feeders directly to the Orontes.
Benares conducts a flourishing trade by rail and river with the surrounding country.