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Sclerenchyma

sclerenchyma

plant cell type with thick lignified walls, normally dead at maturity and specialised for structural strength. Includes fibre cells, that are greatly elongated and sclereids, that are more isodiametric. Intermediate types exist.


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How do Plants support themselves?

... cylinder of xylem that, as you said, gives them a great support. Plants have also their own supporting tissue in two forms, namely collenchyma and sclerenchyma. Their fibres are really strong and prevent a plant from being broken up. I thonk turgidity of cells also may give some rate of stiffness. ...

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by SU_reptile
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:02 pm
 
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Re: how to differenciate

between parenchyma,collenchyma,sclerenchyma and phloem,xylem Actually, collenchyma and sclerenchyma are derivated from parenchyma, which their cell wall undergo thickening. Learning the histological structure from your textbook and doing ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:56 am
 
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how to differenciate

between parenchyma,collenchyma,sclerenchyma and phloem,xylem

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by wonderkid
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:48 am
 
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Topic: how to differenciate
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