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How Does the Cork Act as a Protective Tissue? - Science

How does the cork act as a protective tissue?

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The outer protective layer or bark of a tree is known as the cork. It is made up of dead cells. Therefore, it protects the plant against mechanical injury, temperature extremes, etc. It also prevents the loss of water by evaporation.

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NCERT Class 9 Science Textbook
Chapter 6 Tissues
Q 14 | Page 79
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