. Which is the living component of the xylem
B: Xylem fiber
C: Xylem parenchyma
Xylem is a complex permanent plant tissue-
Xylem comprises of four different types of cells-
- Xylem parenchyma (consist of living parenchymatous cells, thin cells made up of cellulose)
- Xylem Tracheids (they are devoid of protoplasm and hence they are dead), the main element of conduction.
- Xylem vessels(they are also devoid of protoplasm and hence they are dead)
- Xylem fibers(wood fibers) are the sclerenchymatous cells, that provide mechanical strength)
Xylem parenchyma is the only cell that is living in the xylem.
So, The correct option is C.