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Write Short Note. Xylem - Science and Technology

Short Note

Write short note.

Xylem 

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Solution

Xylem: Xylem is the complex tissue as it consists of both parenchymatous and sclerenchymatous cells. It is composed of four elements:

(a) Tracheids: It is a non-living, elongated cell with tapering ends. The wall is highly thickened with lignin, except at certain circular spots known as pits.

(b) Vessel: It is a non-living cell with lignified walls. Tracheids and vessels are the main conducting elements in the xylem.

(c) Xylem parenchyma: It consists of living cell and performs the function of storage.

(d) Xylem fibre: It is a non-living, thick walled cell which provides mechanical support.

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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 17 Introduction to Biotechnology
Exercise | Q 5.2 | Page 208
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