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

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How does the cork act as a protective tissue?

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Solution

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.

Concept: Plant Tissues - Permanent Tissue
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NCERT Class 9 Science
Chapter 6 Tissues
Q 14 | Page 79

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