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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Parenchyma is a type of ______.

  1. a. ground tissue
  2. b. vascular tissue
  3. c. stem
  4. d. apical meristem

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: All the tissues that are neither dermal nor vascular is included in the ground tissue of plants. Based on the nature of cell walls, they are divided into three types of cells, namely parenchyma, collenchyma and sclerenchyma. Parenchyma cells have thin primary walls and they will stay alive once they become mature. Collenchyma cells have thin primary walls amid a few areas of thickening. Sclerenchyma cells comprise thick lignified secondary walls and they will die after they mature.

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Reasons for correct statement:

The major cells of the ground tissue or fundamental tissue are the parenchyma and its functions include nutrient storage and photosynthesis. Parenchyma consists of a thin wall and it makes up the inside of plant structures like stems, roots, flowers, and leaves. Parenchyma is made up of one type of cell, it is a ground tissue.

Option a. is given as “ground tissue”. As parenchyma is a ground tissue, option a. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option b. is given as “vascular tissue”.

Vascular tissue is a complex conducting tissue and is formed of more than one cell type...

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