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COLLENCHYMA

FEATURES

o   Made up of living cells

o   Shape- Elongated

o   Intercellular spaces are absent

o   Cell wall is thin and cellulosic having irregular thickenings of cellulose and pectin at corners

o   Large and central vacuole is present

o   Nucleus is present and peripherally located

o   Present only in aerial parts of Dicots.



FUNCTIONS

o   Collenchyma is also called living mechanical tissue

o   Provides flexibility to plant parts

o   Photosynthesis (if chloroplast present)

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