Plant Tissues

 A plant tissue may be defined as a group of cells, which are similar in origin, form and function or as a group of dissimilar cells that perform a common function. E.g. phloem elements conduct food

The simple type of plant body is unicellular, in such form; the single cell performs all the vital functions of life. It grows, prepares food, undergoes metabolism, reproduces and completes its span of life

·         In higher plants, root, stem, leaves and flowers carry out different functions. Due such division of labour, the cells of the plant are differentiated to form different tissues. The different tissues perform different functions
·         Tissues can be classified into main two types:
§  Meristematic tissue and

                    Permanent tissue 

Red Jelly Fish

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