(Structure, Classification and Function of Parenchyma)
What is simple tissue?
Ø The tissue (a group of cells with particular function) composed of single type of cells.
Ø Three types of simple tissue system in plants:
What are the characteristics of Parenchyma (Parenchymatous Cells)?
Ø Parenchyma is a simple permanent tissue.
Ø They are living cells which contains plenty of water.
Ø Cells are nucleated with prominent nucleus.
Ø They are thin walled cells.
Ø Cell wall composed of cellulosic primary cell wall only.
Ø No lignin deposition in the cell wall of parenchyma.
Ø Parenchymatous cells are relatively undifferentiated
Ø Parenchyma is the least specialized along simple permanent tissues in plants.