. What is the difference between sclerenchyma and parenchyma tissues


A: Parenchyma - Cells are thin-walled and unspecialized, Sclerenchyma - Cells are thick-walled and lignified

B: Parenchyma - Cells are thick-walled and lignified Sclerenchyma - Cells are thin-walled and unspecialized

C: Parenchyma - Cells are thick-walled and unspecialized, Sclerenchyma - Cells are thick-walled and lignified

D: Parenchyma - Cells are thin-walled and specialized, Sclerenchyma - Cells are thick-walled and lignified

 

Best Answer

Explanation-

S.NO

Parenchyma tissue 

Sclerenchyma tissue 

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Cell walls are thin and unspecialized 

Cell walls are thick and lignified.

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They are made up of living cells.

Cells are dead.

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Cells are loosely packed and have intercellular spaces between them. 

No intercellular spaces are present

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Helps in the storage

provides strength to the plants.

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Some of the cells contain, chlorenchyma, which performs the function of photosynthesis.

Make the plant hard and stiff.

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Cells having air cavities, called aerenchyma, provide buoyancy to the hydrophytic plants.

Tissues are present in the stem, leaves, hard covering of seeds, and nuts.

Final Answer-

So, The correct option is A.

 

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