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SCLERENCHYMA

FEATURES
  • Made up of dead cells.

  • Shape- Either elongated (fibres) or irregular shaped (sclereids)

  • Intercellular spaces are absent.

  • Cell wall is hard and thick having deposition of lignin.

  • Vacuole is absent.

  • Nucleus is absent.



FUNCTIONS
  • Dead mechanical tissue.

  • Provides mechanical strength to plant parts

  • Provides rigidity to leaves.

  • Present in the seed coat of many plants.

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