Parenchyma vs Collenchyma
(Similarities and Differences between Parenchyma and Collenchyma)
Parenchyma and Collenchyma are the Simple tissue System in Plants. The present post describes the similarities and differences between PARENCHYMA and COLLENCHYMA.
Similarities between Parenchyma and Collenchyma
Ø Both parenchyma and collenchyma are simple permanent tissues in the plants.
Ø Both are differentiated cells.
Ø Both are living cells with primary cell wall.
Ø Both cells possess cytoplasm and cell organelles including the nucleus.
Ø Both are the components of ground tissue system in plants.
Ø Both cells can do photosynthesis if chloroplasts are present in them.
Ø Both can store food materials as starch grains.
Ø Pits are absent in the cell wall of both parenchyma and collenchyma.
Ø Plasmodesmatal connections between cells occur in both cells.