Fri August 15, 2008 By: Shankar Krishna

Differences between epithelial and connective tissues

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Fri August 15, 2008
  Epithelial Connective
1 It acts as the protective tissue It helps to connect various parts of the body.
2 Epithelial cells lie on a basement membrane There is no basement membrane.
3 Here, the entire tissue is mainly composed of cells. Cells of connective tissue are less in number
4 There is little or no intercellular matrix Matrix forms the main bulk of the connective tissue.
5 Cells of this tissue are tightly packed. Cells of this tissue are widely separated from each other.
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