Structural similarity between meristem and cork cells.

Asked by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 05:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Cork cells are produced by cork cambium, which is a narrow cylindrical sheath of meristematic cells. The cork cells replace the epidermis during secondary growth (growth in width). Cork cambium cells are rectangular with vacuolated protoplasts. Cork cambium cells are continuously dividing like meristematic cells. Cork cells are dead and arranged without intercellular spaces.

Answered by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 08:54: PM

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